Submitted January 8, 2003.
February 13, 2003.
Appeal by the defendant from a judgment of the County Court, Rockland County (Nelson, J.), rendered October 12, 2000, convicting him of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, upon his plea of guilty, and imposing sentence.
Del Atwell, Montauk, N.Y., for appellant.
Michael E. Bongiorno, District Attorney, New City, N.Y. (Ann C. Sullivan and Carrie A. Ciganek of counsel), for respondent.
Before: MYRIAM J. ALTMAN, J.P., NANCY E. SMITH, DANIEL F. LUCIANO, THOMAS A. ADAMS, BARRY A. COZIER, JJ.
ORDERED that the judgment is affirmed.
Contrary to the defendant's contention, he received the effective assistance of counsel (see People v. Ford, 86 N.Y.2d 397). His attorney negotiated an advantageous plea agreement that substantially limited the defendant's exposure to imprisonment (see People v. Ladelokun, 192 A.D.2d 723; People v. Nicholls, 157 A.D.2d 1004). Further, the defendant acknowledged at the plea proceeding that he was satisfied with the representation of his current attorney (see People v. Weekes, 289 A.D.2d 599; People v. Bristol, 273 A.D.2d 248; People v. Vega, 256 A.D.2d 367). The defendant's claims regarding matters dehors the record are not reviewable on direct appeal (see People v. Denny, 95 N.Y.2d 921; People v. Weathers, 287 A.D.2d 753).
The sentence imposed was not excessive (see People v. Suitte, 90 A.D.2d 80).
ALTMAN, J.P., SMITH, LUCIANO, ADAMS and COZIER, JJ., concur.