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In Re Raven L.

New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, First Department


April 2, 2013

IN RE RAVEN L., A PERSON ALLEGED TO BE A JUVENILE DELINQUENT, APPELLANT.

Matter of Raven L.

Decided on April 2, 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.

Friedman, J.P., Sweeny, Renwick, Richter, Roman, JJ.

Appeal from order of disposition, Family Court, Bronx County (Sidney Gribetz, J.), entered on or about September 8, 2011, which adjudicated appellant a juvenile delinquent upon her admission that she committed an act that, if committed by an adult, would constitute the crime of criminal mischief in the fourth degree, and placed her on probation for a period of 15 months, with restitution of $200, unanimously dismissed, without costs.

Since appellant seeks to replace her juvenile delinquency adjudication with an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal, the fact that her term of probation has expired does not render this appeal moot. However, we dismiss the appeal "upon the ground that the dispositional order was entered upon appellant's consent and thus [s]he is not an aggrieved party within the meaning of CPLR 5511" (Matter of Desmond S., 97 NY2d 693, 693 [2002]). In any event, the disposition was the least restrictive alternative and was a proper exercise of discretion.

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

ENTERED: APRIL 2, 2013

CLERK

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