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People v. Larose

Supreme Court of New York, Third Department

September 4, 2014

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, Respondent,
v.
ANTHONY A. LAROSE II, Appellant

Editorial Note:

This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the printed official reporter.

Richard V. Manning, Parishville, for appellant.

Alexander Lesyk, Special Prosecutor, Norwood, for respondent.

Before: McCarthy, J.P., Garry, Egan Jr., Lynch and Clark, JJ. Garry, Egan Jr., Lynch and Clark, JJ., concur.

OPINION

[993 N.Y.S.2d 391] McCarthy, J.P.

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

Appeals (1) from a judgment of the County Court of St. Lawrence County (Richards, J.), rendered December 12, 2011, convicting defendant upon his plea of guilty of the crimes of criminal contempt in the first degree and attempted assault in the second degree, and (2) from a judgment of said court, rendered May 21, 2012, which resentenced defendant.

Defendant was charged in an indictment with aggravated criminal contempt, criminal contempt in the first degree and strangulation in the second degree. While being held on those charges, defendant was arrested for assaulting a fellow inmate. Defendant agreed to waive indictment and be charged by superior court information with assault in the second degree for that crime. Under the terms of a plea agreement, defendant pleaded guilty to criminal contempt in the first degree in full satisfaction of the indictment and pleaded guilty to attempted assault in the second degree in satisfaction of the superior court information[1]. The pleas also satisfied several other pending

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charges. County Court thereafter sentenced defendant, as a second felony offender, to two consecutive sentences of 2 to 4 years in prison, with the recommendation that he be placed in the shock incarceration program.

After it was discovered that defendant was ineligible for shock incarceration, defendant appeared before County Court [993 N.Y.S.2d 392] for resentencing. Defendant sought to have the payment of the mandatory surcharge, the DNA databank fee and the crime victims' assistance fee deferred until after he served his sentence. County Court denied the request and resentenced defendant, as a second felony offender, to two concurrent 2 to 4-year prison terms. Defendant now appeals.

We affirm. County Court did not err in denying defendant's request to defer payment of the mandatory surcharge and various fees, inasmuch as he did not establish that the payments " would work an unreasonable hardship on defendant over and above the ordinary hardship suffered by other indigent inmates" (People v. Flanders, 110 A.D.3d 1112, 1112, 972 N.Y.S.2d 355 [2013] [internal quotation marks and citations omitted]; see CPL 420.40 [2]). Nor do we find merit to defendant's contention that the resentence is harsh and excessive, given his extensive criminal history (see People v. Howard, 111 A.D.3d 1021, 1021-1022, 974 N.Y.S.2d 652 [2013], lv denied 22 N.Y.3d 1199, 986 N.Y.S.2d 420, 9 N.E.3d 915 [2014]; People v. Alexander, 110 A.D.3d 1111, 1112, 972 N.Y.S.2d 353 [2013], lv denied 22 N.Y.3d 1154, 984 N.Y.S.2d 638, 7 N.E.3d 1126 [2014]).

Garry, Egan Jr., Lynch and Clark, JJ., concur.

ORDERED that the judgments are affirmed.


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