SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department
September 28, 2012
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK,
Appeal from an order of the Onondaga County Court (Joseph E. Fahey, J.), entered February 7, 2011.
People v Mundo
Appellate Division, Fourth Department
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 September 28, 2012
PRESENT: SCUDDER, P.J., SMITH, CENTRA, LINDLEY, AND MARTOCHE, JJ.
The order determined that defendant is a level two risk pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act.
It is hereby ORDERED that the order so appealed from is unanimously affirmed without costs.
Memorandum: Defendant appeals from an order determining that he is a level two risk under the Sex Offender Registration Act ([SORA] Correction Law § 168 et seq.). We reject defendant's contention that County Court's assessment of 15 points for a history of drug or alcohol abuse, which was based upon the recommendation in the risk assessment instrument prepared by the Board of Examiners of Sex Offenders, is not supported by the requisite clear and convincing evidence (see generally § 168-n ). Although defendant testified at the SORA hearing that he did not have a history of drug or alcohol abuse, the court was entitled to reject that testimony inasmuch as it was contradicted by defendant's statements regarding his marihuana and alcohol use that were set forth in the presentence report (see People v Longtin, 54 AD3d 1110, 1111, lv denied 11 NY3d 714). Furthermore, the record establishes that defendant was required to attend drug and alcohol treatment while incarcerated, thus further supporting the court's assessment of points for a history of drug or alcohol abuse. Entered: September 28, 2012 Frances E. Cafarell Clerk of the Court
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