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In the Matter of Michael S.

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


November 16, 2012

IN THE MATTER OF MICHAEL S., JR., RESPONDENT-APPELLANT.
MONROE COUNTY ATTORNEY, PETITIONER-RESPONDENT.

Appeal from an order of the Family Court, Monroe County (Joan S. Kohout, J.), entered December 29, 2011 in a proceeding pursuant to Family Court Act article 7.

Matter of Michael S.

Released on November 16, 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: SMITH, J.P., FAHEY, SCONIERS, VALENTINO, AND WHALEN, JJ.

The order, among other things, placed respondent in the custody of the Commissioner of Health and Human Services of Monroe County for a period of 12 months.

It is hereby ORDERED that the order so appealed from is unanimously reversed on the law without costs, the motion is granted and the petition is dismissed.

Memorandum: Respondent appeals from a dispositional order entered in a violation of probation proceeding pursuant to Family Court Act § 779. The order revoked respondent's probation and imposed a placement outside of his home for a period of 12 months. Respondent's appeal from the dispositional order brings up for review the denial of respondent's motion to dismiss the violation petition (see CPLR 5501 [a] [1]; Matter of James L. [appeal No. 2], 74 AD3d 1775, 1775). We conclude that Family Court erred in denying that motion. In the absence of the filing of a declaration of delinquency pursuant to Family Court Act § 779-a, which tolls a disposition of probation pending a final determination on the violation petition, the court's authority to enter a dispositional order expired on the date on which the order of probation expired (see §§ 779, 779-a). Entered: November 16, 2012 Frances E. Cafarell Clerk of the Court

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