PEOPLE v. GRAVES

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The PEOPLE, etc., respondent, v. Christopher GRAVES, appellant.

Decided: February 13, 2013

REINALDO E. RIVERA, J.P., PLUMMER E. LOTT, SHERI S. ROMAN and SANDRA L. SGROI, JJ. Steven A. Feldman, Uniondale, N.Y., for appellant. William V. Grady, District Attorney, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (Joan H. McCarthy of counsel), for respondent.

Appeal by the defendant from a judgment of the County Court, Dutchess County (Hayes, J.) rendered May 6, 2010, convicting him of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, upon his plea of guilty, and imposing sentence. The appeal brings of for review the denial, without a hearing, of those branches of the defendant's omnibus motion which were to controvert a search warrant and to suppress physical evidence seized in the execution thereof.

ORDERED that the judgment is affirmed.

The County Court properly denied those branches of the defendant's omnibus motion which were to controvert a search warrant and to suppress physical evidence seized in the execution thereof. The application for the search warrant was in writing (see CPL 690.35). Since the Judge who issued the warrant did not examine anyone under oath in connection with the warrant, he was not required to record or summarize any such examination on the record (see CPL 690.40[1]; People v. Tinkham, 273 A.D.2d 619, 620, 711 N.Y.S.2d 522; People v. Israel, 161 A.D.2d 730, 731, 555 N.Y.S.2d 865).

The County Court providently exercised its discretion in denying the defendant's motion to withdraw his plea of guilty. The defendant's contention that his plea was not knowingly, intelligently, or voluntarily entered is unsupported by the record (People v. Haffiz, 19 N.Y.3d 883, 884, 951 N.Y.S.2d 690, 976 N.E.2d 216; People v. Brown, 14 N.Y.3d 113, 116, 897 N.Y.S.2d 674, 924 N.E.2d 782; People v. Fiumefreddo, 82 N.Y.2d 536, 543, 605 N.Y.S.2d 671, 626 N.E.2d 646).

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