Robert C. Mitchell, Riverhead, N.Y. (Alfred J. Cicale of counsel), for appellant.
Thomas J. Spota, District Attorney, Riverhead, N.Y. (Thomas C. Costello of counsel), for respondent.
RANDALL T. ENG, P.J., MARK C. DILLON, CHERYL E. CHAMBERS, LEONARD B. AUSTIN, JJ.
DECISION & ORDER
Appeal by the defendant, as limited by his motion, from a sentence of the County Court, Suffolk County (Hinrichs, J.), imposed June 1, 2011, on the ground that the sentence was excessive.
ORDERED that the sentence is affirmed.
As the People correctly concede, the defendant's waiver of his right to appeal was not knowing, voluntary, and intelligent (see People v Kearns, 253 A.D.2d 559) and, thus, does not preclude review of his excessive sentence claim. However, contrary to the defendant's contention, the ...