SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department
October 5, 2012
IN THE MATTER OF MICHAEL H., JR., RESPONDENT-APPELLANT. ERIE COUNTY ATTORNEY, PETITIONER-RESPONDENT.
Appeal from an order of the Family Court, Erie County (Patricia A. Maxwell, J.), entered October 27, 2011 in a proceeding pursuant to Family Court Act article 3.
Matter of Michael H.
Decided on October 5, 2012
Appellate Division, Fourth Department
Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.
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PRESENT: SCUDDER, P.J., SMITH, FAHEY, LINDLEY, AND MARTOCHE, JJ.
The order placed respondent on probation for a period of six months.
It is hereby ORDERED that said appeal is unanimously dismissed without costs.
Memorandum: On appeal from an order that adjudicated him to be a juvenile delinquent and placed him on probation for a term of six months, respondent contends only that, by imposing a term of probation and issuing an order of protection, Family Court failed to adopt the "least restrictive available alternative" as required by Family Court Act § 352.2 (2) (a). Inasmuch as the term of probation and order of protection issued by the court have expired, this appeal is moot (see Matter of Alex N., 255 AD2d 626, 627).
Entered: October 5, 2012 Frances E. Cafarell Clerk of the Court
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