Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, New York.
The PEOPLE, etc., respondent, v. Dontan JENKINS, appellant.
Decided: October 24, 2018
REINALDO E. RIVERA, J.P., ROBERT J. MILLER, BETSY BARROS, FRANCESCA E. CONNOLLY, JJ.
Scott M. Bishop, White Plains, NY, for appellant. Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr., District Attorney, White Plains, N.Y. (Brian R. Pouliot and William C. Milaccio of counsel, Kew Gardens), for respondent.
DECISION & ORDER
Appeal by the defendant from a judgment of the County Court, Westchester County (Barry E. Warhit, J.), rendered October 1, 2015, convicting him of murder in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, upon his plea of guilty, and imposing sentence.
ORDERED that the judgment is affirmed.
The defendant pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree. At the plea hearing, the County Court did not inform the defendant that the sentence for criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree would include a mandatory term of postrelease supervision. At a subsequent sentencing hearing, the court sentenced the defendant to an indeterminate term of imprisonment of 17 years to life for murder in the second degree, and a concurrent determinate term of imprisonment of 15 years for criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree to be followed by a five-year term of postrelease supervision. The defendant appeals. We affirm.
Contrary to the defendant's contention, the record demonstrates that he knowingly, voluntarily, and intelligently waived his right to appeal (see People v. Sanders, 25 N.Y.3d 337, 341–342, 12 N.Y.S.3d 593, 34 N.E.3d 344; People v. Bryant, 159 A.D.3d 715, 716, 69 N.Y.S.3d 496).
Since the County Court failed to inform the defendant that his sentence for criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree would include a term of postrelease supervision, his claim that the plea was therefore not knowing, voluntary, and intelligent survives his valid waiver of the right to appeal (see People v. Burns, 70 A.D.3d 1301, 1301–1302, 894 N.Y.S.2d 304). Here, the imposition of postrelease supervision was duplicative of the lifetime parole supervision that the defendant was subject to as part of his sentence for murder in the second degree (see People v. Rivera, 148 A.D.3d 1672, 49 N.Y.S.3d 806; People v. Haynes, 14 A.D.3d 789, 791, 788 N.Y.S.2d 469). Under these circumstances, the court's failure to inform the defendant of the postrelease supervision component of his sentence for criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree did not deprive the defendant of the benefit of his plea agreement (see People v. Rivera, 148 A.D.3d 1672, 49 N.Y.S.3d 806; People v. Blunt, 93 A.D.3d 675, 675–676, 939 N.Y.S.2d 563; People v. Haynes, 14 A.D.3d 789, 791, 788 N.Y.S.2d 469).
The defendant's contention that his plea of guilty was not knowing, voluntary, and intelligent survives his valid waiver of the right to appeal (see People v. Bryant, 159 A.D.3d at 716, 69 N.Y.S.3d 496). However, the defendant failed to preserve this contention for appellate review, since he did not move to withdraw his plea on this ground prior to the imposition of the sentence (see People v. McClenic, 155 A.D.3d 1064, 1064, 64 N.Y.S.3d 554). In any event, the defendant's contention is without merit.
RIVERA, J.P., MILLER, BARROS and CONNOLLY, JJ., concur.
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