People v DavisAnnotate this Case
Decided on December 23, 2015 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department
PRESENT: SCUDDER, P.J., CENTRA, CARNI, VALENTINO, AND DEJOSEPH, JJ.
1378 KA 14-01512
[*1]THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT,
JONATHAN DAVIS, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.
ERICKSON WEBB SCOLTON & HAJDU, LAKEWOOD (LYLE T. HAJDU OF COUNSEL), FOR DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.
DAVID W. FOLEY, DISTRICT ATTORNEY, MAYVILLE (JOSEPH M. CALIMERI OF COUNSEL), FOR RESPONDENT.
Appeal from a judgment of the Chautauqua County Court (John T. Ward, J.), rendered July 7, 2014. The judgment convicted defendant, upon his plea of guilty, of robbery in the first degree.
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 robbery in the first degree (Penal Law § 160.15 ). Defendant's contention that he was denied effective assistance of counsel does not survive his guilty plea where, as here, "[t]here is no showing that the plea bargaining process was infected by any allegedly ineffective assistance or that defendant entered the plea because of his attorney[']s allegedly poor performance" (People v Abdulla, 98 AD3d 1253, 1254, lv denied 20 NY3d 985 [internal quotation marks omitted]; see People v Boswell, 117 AD3d 1493, 1493-1494). Defendant further contends that County Court failed to conduct a sufficient inquiry into whether he possessed the requisite intent to commit the offense and thus that his plea was not voluntarily entered. Defendant failed to preserve that contention for our review because he did not move to withdraw his plea or to vacate the judgment of conviction, and this case does not fall within the rare exception to the preservation requirement set forth in People v Lopez (71 NY2d 662, 666) because nothing in the plea colloquy casts significant doubt on defendant's guilt or the voluntariness of the plea (see People v Laney, 117 AD3d 1481, 1482).
Entered: December 23, 2015
Frances E. Cafarell
Clerk of the Court