Submitted January 24, 2001
February 20, 2001.
Appeal by the defendant from a judgment of the Supreme Court, Westchester County (Rosato, J.), rendered February 10, 1999, convicting him of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree and menacing in the second degree, upon his plea of guilty, and imposing sentence.
Arza Rayches Feldman, Roslyn, New York, N.Y., for appellant.
Jeanine Pirro, District Attorney, White Plains, N.Y. (Karen D. Herbert and Richard Longworth Hecht of counsel), for respondent.
Before: RITTER, J.P., KRAUSMAN, FLORIO and FEUERSTEIN, JJ., concur.
ORDERED that the judgment is reversed, on the law, and the matter is remitted to the Supreme Court, Westchester County, for further proceedings consistent herewith.
As properly conceded by the People, the bargained-for three-year determinate sentence imposed on the defendant's conviction for criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree under Penal Law § 265.02(1) was illegal (see, Penal Law §§ 70.06[d]; 60.05). Thus, since the defendant pleaded guilty with the understanding that he would receive a sentence which was illegal, the matter is remitted to the Supreme Court, Westchester County, to give the defendant the option to withdraw his plea or receive a legal sentence (see, People v. Ruiz, 226 A.D.2d 747; People v. Ford, 143 A.D.2d 522).