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The People of the State of New York v. John Dawson

New York Supreme and/or Appellate Courts Appellate Division, First Department


May 3, 2012

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK,
RESPONDENT,
v.
JOHN DAWSON,
DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.

People v Dawson

Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.

This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports.

Decided on May 3, 2012

Tom, J.P., Andrias, DeGrasse, Richter, Roman, JJ.

Judgment, Supreme Court, New York County (Laura A. Ward, J.), rendered May 5, 2009, convicting defendant, after a jury trial, of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, and sentencing him, as a second felony drug offender whose prior felony conviction was a violent felony, to concurrent terms of eight years, unanimously affirmed.

The verdict was based on legally sufficient evidence and was not against the weight of the evidence (see People v Danielson, 9 NY3d 342, 348-349 [2007]). There is no basis for disturbing the jury's decision to credit the police account of the incident.

We perceive no basis for reducing the sentence.

THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.

ENTERED: MAY 3, 2012

CLERK

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