People v NicholsonAnnotate this Case
Decided on June 12, 2015 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department
PRESENT: SMITH, J.P., CENTRA, PERADOTTO, SCONIERS, AND WHALEN, JJ.
660 KA 14-00784
[*1]THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT,
DEREK NICHOLSON, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.
Appeal from an order of the Steuben County Court (Marianne Furfure, A.J.), entered December 26, 2013. The order determined that defendant is a level three risk pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act.
HUNT & BAKER, HAMMONDSPORT (BRENDA S. ASTON OF COUNSEL), FOR DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.
It is hereby ORDERED that the order so appealed from is unanimously affirmed without costs.
Memorandum: Defendant appeals from an order determining that he is a level three risk pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act (Correction Law § 168 et seq.). We reject defendant's contention that reversal is required because County Court failed to state what burden of proof it imposed on defendant's request for a downward departure (see generally People v Gillotti, 23 NY3d 841, 861). In any event, we conclude, based upon our review of the record, that defendant failed to establish his entitlement to a downward departure by a preponderance of the evidence (see People v Merkley, 125 AD3d 1479, 1479; see generally Gillotti, 23 NY3d at 861).
Entered: June 12, 2015
Frances E. Cafarell
Clerk of the Court