New York Supreme and/or Appellate Courts Appellate Division, First Department
March 26, 2013
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK,
ANGEL DE LA ROSA,
People v Rosa
Decided on March 26, 2013
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.
Gonzalez, P.J., Sweeny, Renwick, Manzanet-Daniels, Roman, JJ.
Judgment, Supreme Court, New York County (Robert M. Stolz, J. at suppression hearing; Daniel P. FitzGerald, J. at plea; Charles Solomon, J. at sentencing), rendered September 22, 2009, convicting defendant of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, and sentencing him to a term of nine months, unanimously affirmed.
The court properly denied defendant's suppression motion. There is no basis for disturbing the court's credibility determinations (see People v Prochilo, 41 NY2d 759, 761 ). The court, which had the unique opportunity to see and hear the witnesses, credited testimony that the police made a lawful traffic stop, smelled marijuana through the car window, and saw cocaine in open view.
THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.
ENTERED: MARCH 26, 2013
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