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The People of the State of New York Ex Rel. Manuel Martinez v. Harold D. Graham

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department


September 28, 2012

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK EX REL. MANUEL MARTINEZ,
PETITIONER-APPELLANT,
v.
HAROLD D. GRAHAM, SUPERINTENDENT, AUBURN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY,
RESPONDENT-RESPONDENT.

Appeal from a judgment (denominated order) of the Supreme Court, Cayuga County (Mark H. Fandrich, A.J.), entered August 18, 2011 in a habeas corpus proceeding.

People ex rel. Martinez v Graham

Decided on September 28, 2012

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.

PRESENT: SCUDDER, P.J., SMITH, FAHEY, LINDLEY, AND MARTOCHE, JJ.

The judgment dismissed the petition.

It is hereby ORDERED that the judgment so appealed from is unanimously affirmed without costs.

Memorandum: Supreme Court properly dismissed the petition in this habeas corpus proceeding. Petitioner sought that relief based on his contention that the court in which he was convicted lacked personal jurisdiction over him. "Habeas corpus relief is not an appropriate remedy for asserting claims that were or could have been raised on direct appeal or in a CPL article 440 motion, even if they are jurisdictional in nature . . . CPL 440.10 (1) (a) specifically authorizes a motion to vacate a judgment upon the ground that the court did not have jurisdiction of the defendant" (People ex rel. Burr v Rock, 93 AD3d 977, 977-978, lv denied 19 NY3d 806; see People ex rel. Forsythe v Poole, 56 AD3d 1239, 1239-1240, lv denied 12 NY3d 701; People ex rel. Minter v Eisenschmidt, 294 AD2d 939, 939-940, lv denied 98 NY2d 609).

Entered: September 28, 2012

Frances E. Cafarell Clerk of the Court

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