The People, etc., respondent, v. Joseph Pianoforte, appellant.

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

The People, etc., respondent, v. Joseph Pianoforte, appellant.

2016–02953 (Ind.No. 6347/15)

Decided: December 27, 2017

RUTH C. BALKIN, J.P. ROBERT J. MILLER COLLEEN D. DUFFY HECTOR D. LASALLE VALERIE BRATHWAITE NELSON, JJ. Paul Skip Laisure, New York, N.Y. (Meredith S. Holt of counsel), for appellant. Eric Gonzalez, Acting District Attorney, Brooklyn, N.Y. (Leonard Joblove and Jodi L. Mandel of counsel), for respondent. Appeal by the defendant from a judgment of the Supreme Court, Kings County (Murphy, J.), rendered February 17, 2016, convicting him of attempted burglary in the third degree, upon his plea of guilty, and imposing sentence.  Assigned counsel has submitted a brief in accordance with Anders v California (386 U.S. 738), in which he moves for leave to withdraw as counsel for the appellant.

Submitted—December 6, 2017

DECISION & ORDER

ORDERED that the judgment is affirmed.

We are satisfied with the sufficiency of the brief filed by the defendant's assigned counsel pursuant to Anders v. California (386 U.S. 738), and, upon an independent review of the record, we conclude that there are no nonfrivolous issues which could be raised on appeal.  Counsel's application for leave to withdraw as counsel is, therefore, granted (see id.;  Matter of Giovanni S. [Jasmin A.], 89 AD3d 252;  People v. Paige, 54 A.D.2d 631;  cf.  People v. Gonzalez, 47 N.Y.2d 606).

BALKIN, J.P., MILLER, DUFFY, LASALLE and BRATHWAITE NELSON, JJ., concur.

ENTER:

Aprilanne Agostino

Clerk of the Court