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The People of the State of New York v. Jose Martinez

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


October 16, 2012

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK,
RESPONDENT,
v.
JOSE MARTINEZ,
DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.

People v Martinez

Decided on October 16, 2012

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.

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

Order, Supreme Court, New York County (Bonnie G. Wittner, J.), entered on or about December 20, 2011, which denied defendant's CPL 440.46 motion for resentencing, unanimously affirmed.

The court considered the appropriate factors and properly exercised its discretion in concluding that substantial justice dictated a denial of resentencing. The underlying drug crime involved a very large quantity of cocaine, and defendant's plea of guilty to a third-degree sale was in satisfaction of an A-I felony charge. After being released on parole in 2001, defendant was convicted of federal drug charges and sentenced to 10 years' incarceration. These factors outweighed the mitigating factors cited by defendant (see e.g. People v Rodriguez, 83 AD3d 419 [1st Dept 2011], lv denied 17 NY3d 800 [2011]).

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

ENTERED: OCTOBER 16, 2012

CLERK

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