People v Turley

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People v Turley 2015 NY Slip Op 06086 Decided on July 10, 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 10, 2015 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department
PRESENT: SMITH, J.P., PERADOTTO, SCONIERS, VALENTINO, AND DEJOSEPH, JJ.
862 KA 14-01518

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

v

PAUL S. TURLEY, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT. (APPEAL NO. 2.)



DAVID J. FARRUGIA, PUBLIC DEFENDER, LOCKPORT (MARY-JEAN BOWMAN OF COUNSEL), FOR DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.

PAUL S. TURLEY, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT PRO SE.

MICHAEL J. VIOLANTE, DISTRICT ATTORNEY, LOCKPORT (THOMAS H. BRANDT OF COUNSEL), FOR RESPONDENT.



Appeal from a judgment of the Niagara County Court (Sara S. Farkas, J.), rendered July 18, 2014. The judgment convicted defendant, upon his plea of guilty, of bail jumping in the first 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 bail jumping in the first degree (Penal Law § 215.57). The record establishes that defendant knowingly, voluntarily, and intelligently waived his right to appeal (see generally People v Lopez, 6 NY3d 248, 256), and that valid waiver encompasses his challenge to the severity of the sentence (see People v Lococo, 92 NY2d 825, 827; People v Hidalgo, 91 NY2d 733, 737).

Defendant contends in his pro se supplemental brief that the indictment is invalid because he was allegedly arrested prior to the expiration of the 30-day "grace period" provided in Penal Law § 215.57, and thus that reversal is required (cf. People v Shurn, 71 AD2d 610, 610, affd 50 NY2d 914). That contention is not properly before us. "Because the [indictment] is not jurisdictionally defective, defendant's challenge[] to the [indictment is] forfeited by defendant's plea of guilty . . . , and in any event the valid waiver of the right to appeal encompasses [that] nonjurisdictional challenge[]" (People v Rossborough, 101 AD3d 1775, 1775-1776).

Entered: July 10, 2015

Frances E. Cafarell

Clerk of the Court