People ex rel. Collins v New York State Dept. of Corr. & Community SupervisionAnnotate this Case
Decided on October 2, 2015 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department
PRESENT: SCUDDER, P.J., SMITH, CENTRA, PERADOTTO, AND CARNI, JJ.
895 KAH 14-01643
[*1]THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK EX REL. JUNIOR COLLINS, PETITIONER-APPELLANT,
NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND COMMUNITY SUPERVISION, RESPONDENT-RESPONDENT.
WYOMING COUNTY-ATTICA LEGAL AID BUREAU, INC., WARSAW (NORMAN P. EFFMAN OF COUNSEL), FOR PETITIONER-APPELLANT.
Appeal from a judgment (denominated order) of the Supreme Court, Wyoming County (Michael M. Mohun, A.J.), dated May 12, 2014 in a habeas corpus proceeding. The judgment denied the petition.
It is hereby ORDERED that the judgment so appealed from is unanimously affirmed without costs.
Memorandum: Petitioner commenced this proceeding seeking a writ of habeas corpus, contending that he was improperly sentenced as a persistent violent felony offender. We conclude that Supreme Court properly denied the petition. "Habeas corpus relief is unavailable where[, as here,] a claim could have been raised on direct appeal or in a CPL article 440 motion" (People ex rel. Tislon v Rock, 84 AD3d 1606, 1607, lv denied 17 NY3d 712; see Matter of Caroselli v Goord, 269 AD2d 706, 706, lv denied 95 NY2d 754). Indeed, we note that petitioner's contention was in fact raised and rejected on a prior CPL article 440 motion.
Entered: October 2, 2015
Frances E. Cafarell
Clerk of the Court