People v WashingtonAnnotate this Case
Decided on June 19, 2015 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department
PRESENT: CENTRA, J.P., CARNI, LINDLEY, AND DEJOSEPH, JJ.
818 KA 14-00888
[*1]THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT,
BRYAN WASHINGTON, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.
LINDA M. CAMPBELL, SYRACUSE, FOR DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.
WILLIAM J. FITZPATRICK, DISTRICT ATTORNEY, SYRACUSE (VICTORIA WHITE OF COUNSEL), FOR RESPONDENT.
Appeal from a judgment of the Onondaga County Court (Joseph E. Fahey, J.), rendered March 28, 2014. The judgment revoked defendant's sentence of probation and imposed a sentence of imprisonment.
It is hereby ORDERED that the judgment so appealed from is unanimously affirmed.
Memorandum: Defendant appeals from a judgment revoking the sentence of probation previously imposed upon his conviction of two counts of grand larceny in the fourth degree (Penal Law § 155.30 ) and sentencing him to concurrent indeterminate terms of incarceration. We affirm. Defendant failed to preserve for our review his contention that County Court improperly found, based solely on hearsay evidence, that he violated the conditions of his probation by leaving the county without the permission of his probation officer or the court (see People v Serach, 247 AD2d 885, 885, lv denied 92 NY2d 860; People v Angel E., 233 AD2d 938, 938, lv denied 89 NY2d 939). We decline to exercise our power to review that contention as a matter of discretion in the interest of justice (see CPL 470.15  [a]). Defendant's contention that the evidence failed to establish that he violated the conditions of his probation by failing to appear for a court date is likewise unpreserved for our review (see People v Fusco, 91 AD3d 985, 986; People v Alvarez, 26 AD3d 442, 442-443, lv denied 6 NY3d 892). In any event, we note that defendant does not challenge on appeal the court's finding that his failure to report to his probation officer constituted a violation of his probation (see generally People v Walts, 34 AD3d 1043, 1043, lv denied 8 NY3d 850). Finally, the sentence is not unduly harsh or severe.
Entered: June 19, 2015
Frances E. Cafarell
Clerk of the Court