Calendar Date: May 30, 2013
G. Scott Walling, Queensbury, for appellant.
Andrew J. Wylie, District Attorney, Plattsburgh (Jaime A. Douthat of counsel), for respondent.
Before: Peters, P.J., Lahtinen, Stein and Egan Jr., JJ.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Appeals (1) from a judgment of the County Court of Clinton County (Ryan, J.), rendered January 9, 2012, convicting defendant upon her plea of guilty of the crime of grand larceny in the fourth degree, and (2) from a judgment of said court, rendered January 9, 2012, convicting defendant upon her plea of guilty of the crime of robbery in the second degree.
Pursuant to a negotiated plea agreement, defendant waived indictment and pleaded guilty to two superior court informations, one charging her with grand larceny in the fourth degree and the other charging her with robbery in the second degree. In accordance with the plea agreement, defendant was thereafter sentenced to consecutive prison terms of 1½ to 3 years and 6½ years, respectively. Defendant now appeals both judgments of conviction.
We find that defendant made a valid waiver of her right to appeal. County Court distinguished the waiver of the right to appeal from the rights automatically forfeited upon entry of a guilty plea. Defendant indicated that she understood that she was agreeing to waive this right as a part of the negotiated plea agreement and she executed a written waiver (see People v Baliraj, 101 A.D.3d 1175, 1176 , lv denied 21 N.Y.3d 941 ; People v Jackson, 48 A.D.3d 885, 885 , lv denied 10 N.Y.3d 960 ). Defendant's sole remaining contention on this appeal, that the sentences imposed were harsh and excessive, is foreclosed by her valid waiver of the right to appeal her conviction and sentence (see People v Joyce, 91 A.D.3d 986, 987 , lv denied 19 N.Y.3d 864 ; People v Thomas, 71 A.D.3d 1231, 1233 , lv denied 14 N.Y.3d 893 ).
Lahtinen, Stein and Egan Jr., JJ., ...