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People v. Bouvia

Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, New York.
Oct 31, 2013
973 N.Y.S.2d 849 (N.Y. App. Div. 2013)

Opinion

2013-10-31

The PEOPLE of the State of New York, Respondent, v. Edward W. BOUVIA, Appellant.

Michael I. Getz, Greenfield Center, for appellant. Andrew J. Wylie, District Attorney, Plattsburgh (Nicholas J. Evanovich of counsel), for respondent.



Michael I. Getz, Greenfield Center, for appellant. Andrew J. Wylie, District Attorney, Plattsburgh (Nicholas J. Evanovich of counsel), for respondent.
Before: PETERS, P.J., LAHTINEN, McCARTHY and SPAIN, JJ.

Appeal from a judgment of the County Court of Clinton County (Ryan, J.), rendered April 29, 2011, which revoked defendant's probation and imposed a sentence of imprisonment.

In 2010, defendant pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with criminal possession of stolen property in the third degree and criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, and he was sentenced to five years of probation. He was charged several months later with violating the terms of his probation in numerousrespects, including by consuming alcohol and using multiple illegal drugs. After defendant admitted to the violations in full, County Court revoked his probation and resentenced him to an aggregate prison term of 2 to 6 years. He now appeals.

We reject defendant's contention that the sentence imposed was harsh and excessive and, accordingly, affirm. Defendant has a prior criminal record and has repeatedly proved unable to abide by the terms of probation. He also has relapsed into drug and alcohol use despite efforts to treat his substance abuse, and admittedly had “no excuse” for doing so. Indeed, County Court indicated that a prison sentence was needed here so that defendant could avail himself of substance abuse treatment programs that were unavailable in the local jail and that could ultimately shorten the length of his confinement. In view of the foregoing, as well as defendant's awareness that he could receive any legally permissible prison term upon resentencing, we perceive no abuse of discretion or any extraordinary circumstances that would warrant a reduction of the resentence ( see People v. Lavalley, 100 A.D.3d 1151, 1151–1152, 953 N.Y.S.2d 725 [2012];People v. Gray, 53 A.D.3d 684, 685, 859 N.Y.S.2d 574 [2008] ).

ORDERED that the judgment is affirmed.


Summaries of

People v. Bouvia

Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, New York.
Oct 31, 2013
973 N.Y.S.2d 849 (N.Y. App. Div. 2013)
Case details for

People v. Bouvia

Case Details

Full title:The PEOPLE of the State of New York, Respondent, v. Edward W. BOUVIA…

Court:Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, New York.

Date published: Oct 31, 2013

Citations

973 N.Y.S.2d 849 (N.Y. App. Div. 2013)
110 A.D.3d 1367
2013 N.Y. Slip Op. 7082