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The People of the State of New York, Respondent v. Kevin Porter

New York Supreme and/or Appellate Courts SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department


March 15, 2013

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT,
v.
KEVIN PORTER, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.

Appeal from an order of the Supreme Court, Monroe County (Frank P. Geraci, Jr., A.J.), entered October 7, 2011.

People v Porter

Released on March 15, 2013

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 determined that defendant is a level three 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 three risk pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act (Correction Law § 168 et seq.). We reject defendant's contention that Supreme Court erred in assessing15 points against him under risk factor 14, for release without supervision. Inasmuch as defendant served his sentence in a local jail and he is due to be released without probation or parole supervision, he was properly assessed the points (see Sex Offender Registration Act: Risk Assessment Guidelines and Commentary, at 17 [2006]). Even where, as here, defendant was convicted of a misdemeanor, "[o]nce [Supreme] Court determined that the defendant would be released without supervision, its inquiry was ended, and the assessment of 15 points based upon the absence of postrelease supervision was appropriate" (People v Lewis, 37 AD3d 689, 690, lv denied 8 NY3d 814). We further conclude that "defendant failed to present clear and convincing evidence of special circumstances justifying a downward departure" of his risk level (People v McDaniel, 27 AD3d 1158, 1159, lv denied 7 NY3d 703). Entered: March 15, 2013 Frances E. Cafarell Clerk of the Court

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