People v Bizardi

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People v Bizardi 2015 NY Slip Op 05835 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: SMITH, J.P., PERADOTTO, SCONIERS, VALENTINO, AND DEJOSEPH, JJ.
859 KA 14-00978

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

v

RICHARD A. BIZARDI, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.



WILLIAMS, HEINL, MOODY & BUSCHMAN, P.C., AUBURN (RYAN JAMES MULDOON OF COUNSEL), FOR DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.

JON E. BUDELMANN, DISTRICT ATTORNEY, AUBURN (JEFFREY A. DOMACHOWSKI OF COUNSEL), FOR RESPONDENT.



Appeal from a judgment of the Cayuga County Court (Mark H. Fandrich, A.J.), rendered April 22, 2014. The judgment convicted defendant, upon his plea of guilty, of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third 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 criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree (Penal Law § 220.39 [1]). Contrary to defendant's contention, we conclude that he knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily waived his right to appeal as a condition of the plea (see generally People v Lopez, 6 NY3d 248, 256). County Court "engage[d] the defendant in an adequate colloquy to ensure that the waiver of the right to appeal was a knowing and voluntary choice . . . , and the record establishes that defendant understood that the right to appeal is separate and distinct from those rights automatically forfeited upon a plea of guilty" (People v Burts, 114 AD3d 1272, 1273, lv denied 22 NY3d 1197 [internal quotation marks omitted]). Contrary to defendant's contention, the court "was not required to specify during the colloquy which specific claims survive the waiver of the right to appeal" (People v Rodriguez, 93 AD3d 1334, 1335, lv denied 19 NY3d 966). Defendant's contention that the court erred in denying his request for a Wade hearing is encompassed by the valid waiver (see People v Jenkins, 117 AD3d 1528, 1529, lv denied 23 NY3d 1063).

Although defendant's contention that his guilty plea was not knowing, voluntary, and intelligent survives his valid waiver of the right to appeal, defendant failed to preserve that contention for our review by moving to withdraw his plea or to vacate the judgment of conviction (see People v Robinson, 112 AD3d 1349, 1349, lv denied 23 NY3d 1042), and this case does not fall within the rare exception to the preservation requirement (see People v Lopez, 71 NY2d 662, 666).

Entered: July 2, 2015

Frances E. Cafarell

Clerk of the Court