The People, etc., respondent, v. Richard Castillo, appellant.

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

The People, etc., respondent, v. Richard Castillo, appellant.

2016–07089 2016–07090 (Ind.Nos. 3365/14, 7929/14)

Decided: March 28, 2018

ALAN D. SCHEINKMAN, P.J. JOHN M. LEVENTHAL BETSY BARROS FRANCESCA E. CONNOLLY ANGELA G. IANNACCI, JJ. Seymour W. James, Jr., New York, N.Y. (Adrienne M. Gantt of counsel;  Peter Keffer on the memorandum), for appellant. Eric Gonzalez, District Attorney, Brooklyn, N.Y. (Leonard Joblove and Joyce Adolfsen of counsel;  Masha Simonova on the memorandum), for respondent.

Submitted—January 26, 2018

DECISION & ORDER

Appeals by the defendant, as limited by his motion, from two sentences of the Supreme Court, Kings County (Danny K. Chun, J.), both imposed June 20, 2016, upon his pleas of guilty, on the ground that the sentences were excessive.

ORDERED that the sentences are affirmed.

The defendant's purported waiver of his right to appeal was invalid (see People v. Chambers, 142 AD3d 672), and thus, does not preclude review of his excessive sentence claims.  However, the sentences imposed were not excessive (see People v. Suitte, 90 A.D.2d 80).

SCHEINKMAN, P.J., LEVENTHAL, BARROS, CONNOLLY and IANNACCI, JJ., concur.

ENTER:

Aprilanne Agostino

Clerk of the Court