People
v.
Vecchio

Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, New York.Oct 3, 2013
971 N.Y.S.2d 906 (N.Y. App. Div. 2013)
971 N.Y.S.2d 906110 A.D.3d 11212013 N.Y. Slip Op. 6411

2013-10-3

The PEOPLE of the State of New York, Respondent, v. Brian A. VECCHIO, Appellant.

G. Scott Walling, Queensbury, for appellant. James A. Murphy III, District Attorney, Ballston Spa (Nicholas E. Tishler of counsel), for respondent.


G. Scott Walling, Queensbury, for appellant. James A. Murphy III, District Attorney, Ballston Spa (Nicholas E. Tishler of counsel), for respondent.


Appeal from a judgment of the County Court of Saratoga County (Scarano, J.), rendered August 3, 2012, convicting defendant upon his plea of guilty of the crime of criminally negligent homicide.

While operating a motor vehicle at an excessive speed, defendant was involved in an accident that killed his passenger. As a result, he was charged in an 11–count indictment with numerous crimes. In full satisfaction thereof, defendant pleaded *907guilty to criminally negligent homicide, waived his right to appeal and, in accordance with the plea agreement, was sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison. He now appeals.

Appellate counsel seeks to be relieved of his assignment of representing defendant upon the ground that there are no nonfrivolous issues to be raised on appeal. Based upon our review of the record and counsel's brief, we agree. Therefore, the judgment is affirmed and counsel's request for leave to withdraw is granted ( see People v. Cruwys, 113 A.D.2d 979, 980, 493 N.Y.S.2d 653 [1985],lv. denied67 N.Y.2d 650, 499 N.Y.S.2d 1046, 490 N.E.2d 562 [1986];see generally People v. Stokes, 95 N.Y.2d 633, 722 N.Y.S.2d 217, 744 N.E.2d 1153 [2001] ).

ORDERED that the judgment is affirmed, and application to be relieved of assignment granted.

STEIN, J.P., SPAIN, GARRY and EGAN JR., JJ., concur.