People v Richardson

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People v Richardson 2015 NY Slip Op 05335 Decided on June 19, 2015 Appellate Division, Fourth Department Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law ยง 431. This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports.

Decided on June 19, 2015 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department
PRESENT: SMITH, J.P., CENTRA, PERADOTTO, SCONIERS, AND WHALEN, JJ.
663 KA 12-00719

[*1]THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT,

v

JERWIE RICHARDSON, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.



TIMOTHY P. DONAHER, PUBLIC DEFENDER, ROCHESTER (JANE I. YOON OF COUNSEL), FOR DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.

SANDRA DOORLEY, DISTRICT ATTORNEY, ROCHESTER (NANCY GILLIGAN OF COUNSEL), FOR RESPONDENT.



Appeal from an order of the Supreme Court, Monroe County (Joseph D. Valentino, J.), entered January 4, 2012. The order determined that there was an error in the sentencing transcript and clarified the sentence.

It is hereby ORDERED that the order so appealed from is unanimously affirmed.

Memorandum: On a prior appeal, we affirmed defendant's judgment of conviction (People v Richardson, 203 AD2d 932, lv denied 84 NY2d 831). Defendant now appeals from an order settling the transcript of his sentencing proceeding, correcting the scrivener's errors therein, and correcting the sentence and commitment form to reflect the sentence imposed. Although no appeal as of right lies from the order (see CPL 450.15 [3]; 450.30 [3]; see generally People v Stevens, 91 NY2d 270, 277), we treat the notice of appeal as an application for leave to appeal pursuant to CPL 460.15 and grant the application (see generally People v Stevenson, 176 AD2d 516, 517, lv denied 79 NY2d 832; People v Frizer, 328 NYS2d 368, 368).

Contrary to defendant's contention, the record establishes that the sentencing transcript contained a clerical error, and Supreme Court properly exercised its inherent power to correct the transcript, as well as the sentence and commitment form (see generally People v Richardson, 100 NY2d 847, 850; People ex rel. Davidson v Kelly, 193 AD2d 1140, 1141). Finally, we reject defendant's further contention that he was deprived of effective assistance of counsel (see People v Wester, 82 AD3d 1677, 1678, lv denied 17 NY3d 803; People v Moye, 13 AD3d 1123, 1123, lv denied 4 NY3d 833).

Entered: June 19, 2015

Frances E. Cafarell

Clerk of the Court