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People v. Lussier

Supreme Court of New York, Third Department

September 19, 2013

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, Respondent,
v.
PETER A. LUSSIER, Appellant.

Calendar Date: July 29, 2013

Allen E. Stone Jr., Vestal, for appellant.

Gerald F. Mollen, District Attorney, Binghamton (Joann Rose Parry of counsel), for respondent.

Before: Lahtinen, J.P., Stein, Spain and Garry, JJ.

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

Appeal from a judgment of the County Court of Broome County (Cawley, J.), rendered January 11, 2011, convicting defendant upon his plea of guilty of the crime of attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree.

In satisfaction of a three-count indictment, defendant pleaded guilty to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree [1]. He was subsequently sentenced, as a second felony drug offender previously convicted of a violent felony, to four years in prison to be followed by three years of postrelease supervision. Defendant now appeals, arguing solely that the agreed-upon sentence was harsh and excessive. Noting the favorable plea resolution and defendant's criminal history, however, we discern neither an abuse of discretion by County Court nor the existence of extraordinary circumstances that would warrant a reduction of the sentence in the interest of justice (see People v Shaw, 51 A.D.3d 1062, 1063 [2008], lv denied 10 N.Y.3d 964 [2008]; People v Ross, 45 A.D.3d 897, 897 [2007]).

Lahtinen, J.P., Stein, Spain and Garry, JJ., concur.

ORDERED that the judgment is affirmed.


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