THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK RESPONDENT v. ANGEL VALENTIN DEFENDANT APPELLANT

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Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, New York.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT, v. ANGEL M. VALENTIN, DEFENDANT–APPELLANT.

KA 10–00119

Decided: November 18, 2011

PRESENT:  SCUDDER, P.J., CARNI, LINDLEY, SCONIERS, AND GREEN, JJ. TIMOTHY P. DONAHER, PUBLIC DEFENDER, ROCHESTER (JAMES ECKERT OF COUNSEL), FOR DEFENDANT–APPELLANT. MICHAEL C. GREEN, DISTRICT ATTORNEY, ROCHESTER (NANCY GILLIGAN OF COUNSEL), FOR RESPONDENT.

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

It is hereby ORDERED that the order so appealed from is unanimously affirmed without costs.

Memorandum:  On appeal from an order determining that he is a level two risk pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act ( [SORA] Correction Law § 168 et seq.), defendant's sole contention is that County Court erred in failing to determine that he was entitled to a downward departure to a level one risk.   Inasmuch as defendant failed to request such a departure before or during the SORA hearing, however, he failed to preserve that contention for our review (see People v. Ratcliff, 53 AD3d 1110, lv denied 11 NY3d 708).

Patricia L. Morgan

Clerk of the Court