Stephen W. Herrick, Public Defender, Albany (Steven M. Sharp of counsel), for appellant. P. David Soares, District Attorney, Albany (Jonathan P. Catania of counsel), for respondent.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Appeal from an order of the Supreme Court (McNally Jr., J.), entered June 10, 2019 in Albany County, which classified defendant as a risk level three sex offender pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act.
Defendant pleaded guilty to criminal sexual act in the second degree (two counts), attempted criminal sexual act in the second degree and endangering the welfare of a child and was sentenced to three years in prison, followed by 10 years of postrelease supervision. In anticipation of his release from prison, the Board of Examiners of Sex Offenders prepared a risk assessment instrument designating defendant as a presumptive risk level three sex offender (120 points), which the People adopted. Following a hearing, Supreme Court reduced defendant's total risk factor score to 110 points, still within the presumptive risk level three classification. Defendant appeals.1
We affirm. Contrary to defendant's contention, we find that he was properly assessed 15 points for drug or alcohol abuse under risk factor 11. Such an assessment is proper “if an offender has a substance abuse history or was abusing drugs [and/or] alcohol at the time of the offense” (Sex Offender Registration Act: Risk Assessment Guidelines and Commentary, at 15 ). There is evidence in the record that defendant was abusing alcohol at the time of the offenses, as reflected in the victim's grand jury testimony and the case summary. Moreover, the record reflects that defendant has a prior conviction for driving while ability impaired by alcohol and he was found to be in the “[p]roblem [u]se” range in the alcohol screening test administered by the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, resulting in him being referred to the Department's alcohol and substance abuse treatment program. In light of the foregoing, the assessment of points for this risk factor was supported by clear and convincing evidence in the record (see People v. Simons, 157 A.D.3d 1063, 1064, 69 N.Y.S.3d 185 ; People v. Woods, 128 A.D.3d 933, 934, 8 N.Y.S.3d 574 ; People v. Rhodehouse, 77 A.D.3d 1032, 1033, 908 N.Y.S.2d 769 , lv denied 16 N.Y.3d 701, 2011 WL 32505 ).
Defendant also contends that he should have been granted a downward departure due to his claim that the length of time between his prior sex crime, a crime for which he was assessed 30 points under risk factor 9, and his current sex crime is not accounted for in the risk assessment instrument. However, as he did not raise this issue or request this relief before Supreme Court, it is not preserved for our review (see People v. Allen, 177 A.D.3d 1224, 1224, 115 N.Y.S.3d 133 ; People v. Rupnarain, 123 A.D.3d 1387, 1388, 998 N.Y.S.2d 267 ).
ORDERED that the order is affirmed, without costs.
1. Although Supreme Court did not set forth its findings of fact and conclusions of law in its written order (see Correction Law § 168–n ), remittal is unnecessary as “the court made oral findings and conclusions that are clear, supported by the record and sufficiently detailed to permit intelligent review” (People v. Lavelle, 172 A.D.3d 1568, 1569, 99 N.Y.S.3d 783  [internal quotation marks and citations omitted], lv denied 33 N.Y.3d 909, 2019 WL 2588100 ; see People v. Burke, 139 A.D.3d 1268, 1269, 31 N.Y.S.3d 675 , lv denied 28 N.Y.3d 909, 2016 WL 6839982 ).
Egan Jr., J.P., Aarons, Reynolds Fitzgerald and Colangelo, JJ., concur.
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