THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK RESPONDENT v. JAYME FRONTUTO DEFENDANT APPELLANT

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

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPONDENT, v. JAYME I. FRONTUTO, DEFENDANT–APPELLANT.

KA 12–01525

Decided: February 14, 2014

PRESENT:  SMITH, J.P., FAHEY, CARNI, VALENTINO, AND WHALEN, JJ. THE LEGAL AID BUREAU OF BUFFALO, INC., BUFFALO (BARBARA J. DAVIES OF COUNSEL), FOR DEFENDANT–APPELLANT. FRANK A. SEDITA, III, DISTRICT ATTORNEY, BUFFALO (DAVID A. HERATY OF COUNSEL), FOR RESPONDENT.

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

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 criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree (Penal Law § 265.03[3] ) and unlawful possession of marihuana (§ 221.05).   As the People correctly concede, because “[n]o mention of youthful offender status was made before defendant waived his right to appeal during the plea colloquy” (People v. Anderson, 90 AD3d 1475, 1476, lv denied 18 NY3d 991), defendant's waiver of the right to appeal does not encompass his contention regarding County Court's denial of his request for youthful offender status.   We nevertheless reject defendant's contention that the court abused its discretion in denying that request (see People v. Lugo, 87 AD3d 1403, 1405, lv denied 18 NY3d 860).   The remedial measures of People v. Rudolph (21 NY3d 497, 499) do not apply to the circumstances of this case.

Frances E. Cafarell

Clerk of the Court