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People v. Washington

Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Second Department
Jun 17, 2008
858 N.Y.S.2d 901 (N.Y. App. Div. 2008)

Opinion

No. 2006-01741.

June 17, 2008.

Appeal by the defendant from an order of the County Court, Nassau County (Sullivan, J.), dated January 27, 2006, which, after a hearing, designated him a level two sex offender pursuant to Correction Law article 6-C.

Kent V. Moston, Hempstead. N.Y. (Jeremy L. Goldberg and Tammy Feman of counsel), for appellant.

Kathleen M. Rice, District Attorney, Mineola, N.Y. (Margaret E. Mainusch and Lauren Del Giorno of counsel), for respondent.

Before: Fisher, J.P., Covello, Angiolillo and Belen, JJ.


Ordered that the order is reversed, on the law, without costs or disbursements, and the matter is remitted to the County Court, Nassau County, for a new hearing and determination in accordance herewith.

The County Court failed to make the findings of fact and conclusions of law required by Correction Law 168-n (3). The hearing court did not specify what factors it considered, nor which factors it determined to have been established, in reaching the level two determination. The record is not sufficient for this Court to make its own findings of fact and conclusions of law ( see People v Middleton, 33 AD3d 777; People v Villane, 17 AD3d 336). The hearing court also failed to specifically determine the defendant's request for a downward departure ( cf. People v King, 46 AD3d 529; People v Kraus, 45 AD3d 826).

Under these circumstances, we remit the matter to the County Court, Nassau County, for a new hearing and determination. The County Court shall clearly indicate on the record its findings of fact and conclusions of law, including its determination of any request for a downward departure.


Summaries of

People v. Washington

Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Second Department
Jun 17, 2008
858 N.Y.S.2d 901 (N.Y. App. Div. 2008)
Case details for

People v. Washington

Case Details

Full title:THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, Respondent, v. DOCTOR WASHINGTON…

Court:Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Second Department

Date published: Jun 17, 2008

Citations

858 N.Y.S.2d 901 (N.Y. App. Div. 2008)
858 N.Y.S.2d 901
2008 N.Y. Slip Op. 5665

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