The People, etc., respondent, v. William Velez, appellant.

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

The People, etc., respondent, v. William Velez, appellant.

2016–05152 (Ind.No. 2893/14)

Decided: December 27, 2017

MARK C. DILLON, J.P. SANDRA L. SGROI BETSY BARROS LINDA CHRISTOPHER, JJ. Seymour W. James, Jr., New York, N.Y. (Joanne Legano Ross of counsel), for appellant. Richard A. Brown, District Attorney, Kew Gardens, N.Y. (John M. Castellano, Johnnette Traill, and Anastasia Spanakos of counsel;  Max Lubin on the brief), for respondent. Appeal by the defendant from a judgment of the Supreme Court, Queens County (Kron, J.), rendered April 14, 2016, convicting him of criminal possession of a weapon 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


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).



Aprilanne Agostino

Clerk of the Court

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