March 21, 2014
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT,
GREGORY BATES, ALSO KNOWN AS GINO, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.
Appeal from a judgment of the Cayuga County Court (Mark H. Fandrich, A.J.), rendered August 21, 2012. The judgment convicted defendant, upon his plea of guilty, of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the second degree.
TIMOTHY J. BRENNAN, AUBURN, FOR DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.
ERIC T. SCHNEIDERMAN, ATTORNEY GENERAL, ALBANY (NIKKI KOWALSKI OF COUNSEL), FOR RESPONDENT.
PRESENT: SCUDDER, P.J., SMITH, CARNI, LINDLEY, AND SCONIERS, JJ.
It is hereby ORDERED that the judgment so appealed from is unanimously affirmed.
Memorandum: Defendant appeals from a judgment convicting him upon his plea of guilty of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the second degree (Penal Law § 220.41 ). The record establishes that defendant knowingly, voluntarily and intelligently waived the right to appeal (see generally People v Lopez, 6 N.Y.3d 248, 256), and that valid waiver forecloses any challenge by defendant to the severity of the sentence (see id. at 255; see generally People v Lococo, 92 N.Y.2d 825, 827; People v Hidalgo, 91 N.Y.2d 733, 737).