People v Chavez

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People v Chavez 2015 NY Slip Op 05825 Decided on July 2, 2015 Appellate Division, Fourth Department Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431. This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports.

Decided on July 2, 2015 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department
PRESENT: SCUDDER, P.J., CARNI, LINDLEY, VALENTINO, AND WHALEN, JJ.
849 KA 14-00519

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

v

JAIRO S. CHAVEZ, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.



THE LEGAL AID BUREAU OF BUFFALO, INC., BUFFALO (NICHOLAS P. DIFONZO OF COUNSEL), FOR DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.

JOSEPH V. CARDONE, DISTRICT ATTORNEY, ALBION (KATHERINE BOGAN OF COUNSEL), FOR RESPONDENT.



Appeal from a judgment of the Orleans County Court (James P. Punch, J.), rendered March 10, 2014. The judgment convicted defendant, upon a jury verdict, of rape in the third degree (two counts).

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

Memorandum: Defendant appeals from a judgment convicting him upon a jury verdict of two counts of rape in the third degree (Penal Law § 130.25 [2]). Although defendant did not waive the right to appeal and thus his challenge to the severity of the sentence is properly before us (see generally People v Lopez, 6 NY3d 248, 255; People v Hidalgo, 91 NY2d 733, 737), we nevertheless conclude that the sentence is not unduly harsh or severe.

Entered: July 2, 2015

Frances E. Cafarell

Clerk of the Court