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People v. Proctor

SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE TERM, FIRST DEPARTMENT
Jan 15, 2020
66 Misc. 3d 136 (N.Y. App. Div. 2020)

Opinion

570424/16

01-15-2020

The PEOPLE of the State of New York, Respondent, v. Allen PROCTOR, Defendant-Appellant.


Per Curiam.

Judgment of conviction (Heidi C. Cesare, J.), rendered June 16, 2016, as amended November 4, 2016, affirmed.

In view of defendant's knowing waiver of his right to prosecution by information, the facial sufficiency of the accusatory instrument must be assessed under the standard required of a misdemeanor complaint (see People v. Dumay , 23 NY3d 518, 521 [2014] ). So viewed, the accusatory instrument charging theft of services (see Penal Law § 165.15[3] ) was jurisdictionally valid. Defendant's "unjustifiable failure or refusal to pay" the "lawful charge" for "public transportation service" ( Penal Law § 165.15[3] ) is reasonably inferred from allegations that he entered a municipal bus "without paying the requisite fare" and without "permission or authority" (see People v. Polanco, 162 AD3d 434 [2018], lv denied 32 NY3d 940 [2018] ; People v. Walker , 43 Misc 3d 142[A], 2014 NY Slip Op 50849[U] [App Term, 1st Dept 2014], lv denied 24 NY3d 1123 [2015] ).


Summaries of

People v. Proctor

SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE TERM, FIRST DEPARTMENT
Jan 15, 2020
66 Misc. 3d 136 (N.Y. App. Div. 2020)
Case details for

People v. Proctor

Case Details

Full title:The People of the State of New York, Respondent, v. Allen Proctor…

Court:SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE TERM, FIRST DEPARTMENT

Date published: Jan 15, 2020

Citations

66 Misc. 3d 136 (N.Y. App. Div. 2020)
2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 50026
120 N.Y.S.3d 690