affirming conviction for obstructing governmental administration where defendant refused access to police to books and records of his pub in derogation of Alcoholic Beverage Control LawSummary of this case from People v. Hamilton
May 28, 1986
Appeal from the District Court of Suffolk County, First District, John A. Carroll, J.
Ronald C. Schule, P.C., for appellant.
Patrick Henry, District Attorney (Ronald E. Lipetz of counsel), for respondent.
Judgment of conviction affirmed.
Since a police officer is permitted to inspect premises selling liquor for on-premises consumption and since such inspection includes the right to inspect books and records, the defendant was properly convicted of obstructing governmental administration for refusing access to his books and records (see, Penal Law § 195.05; Alcoholic Beverage Control Law §§ 106, 130; Matter of Barski v State Liq. Auth., 285 App. Div. 996).
DI PAOLA, P.J., SLIFKIN and WIDLITZ, JJ., concur.