Yasmin Daley Duncan, Brooklyn, NY, for appellant. William V. Grady, District Attorney, Poughkeepsie, NY (Kirsten A. Rappleyea of counsel), for respondent.
SHERI S. ROMAN CHERYL E. CHAMBERS HECTOR D. LASALLE, JJ. (Ind. No. 27/15)
Yasmin Daley Duncan, Brooklyn, NY, for appellant.
William V. Grady, District Attorney, Poughkeepsie, NY (Kirsten A. Rappleyea of counsel), for respondent.
DECISION & ORDER ON MOTION
Appeal by the defendant from a judgment of the County Court, Dutchess County (Peter M. Forman, J.), rendered October 8, 2015, convicting him of criminal sale of a controlled substance 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 US 738), in which she moves for leave to withdraw as counsel for the appellant.
ORDERED that the motion of Yasmin Daley Duncan for leave to withdraw as counsel for the appellant is granted, and she is directed to turn over all papers in her possession to the appellant's new counsel assigned herein; and it is further,
ORDERED that Steven A. Feldman, 626 RXR Plaza, West Tower, 6th Floor, Uniondale, NY 11556, is assigned as counsel to prosecute the appeal; and it is further,
ORDERED that the respondent is directed to furnish a copy of the certified transcript of the proceedings to the appellant's new assigned counsel; and it is further,
ORDERED that new counsel shall serve and file a brief on behalf of the appellant within 90 days of the date of this decision and order on motion and the respondent shall serve and file its brief within 30 days after the brief on behalf of the appellant is served and filed. By prior decision and order on motion of this Court, the appellant was granted leave to prosecute the appeal as a poor person, with the appeal to be heard on the original papers, including a certified transcript of the proceedings, and on the briefs of the parties, who were directed to file nine copies of their respective briefs and to serve one copy on each other.
Upon this Court's independent review of the record, we conclude that nonfrivolous issues exist, including, but not necessarily limited to, whether the purported waiver of the defendant's right to appeal was valid (see generally People v Bradshaw, 18 NY3d 257), and whether the sentence imposed was excessive (see generally People v Delgado, 80 NY2d 780; People v Suitte, 90 AD2d 80, 85-86).
SCHEINKMAN, P.J., ROMAN, CHAMBERS and LASALLE, JJ., concur. ENTER:
Clerk of the Court