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People v. Wright

SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE TERM, FIRST DEPARTMENT
Jan 20, 2017
2017 N.Y. Slip Op. 50067 (N.Y. App. Div. 2017)

Opinion

570697/15

01-20-2017

The People of the State of New York, Respondent, v. Ronald Wright, Defendant-Appellant.


PRESENT: Shulman, J.P., Ling-Cohan, Gonzalez, JJ.

Defendant appeals from a judgment of the Criminal Court of the City of New York, New York County (Heidi C. Cesare, J.), rendered June 5, 2015, convicting him, upon his plea of guilty, of criminal diversion of prescription medications and prescriptions in the fourth degree, and imposing sentence.

Per Curiam.

Judgment of conviction (Heidi C. Cesare, J.), rendered June 5, 2015, affirmed.

We agree with defendant that the misdemeanor complaint was jurisdictionally defective with respect to the count of criminal diversion of prescription medications and prescriptions in the fourth degree (see Penal Law § 178.10), because it failed to contain the requisite allegation that defendant transferred, delivered or received prescription medications in exchange for anything of pecuniary value (see Penal Law § 178.00[3]. Nevertheless, the only relief defendant requests is a dismissal of the complaint, and he expressly requests that this Court affirm his conviction if it does not dismiss the complaint. Since dismissal of the remaining charges is not warranted (see e.g. People v Teron, 139 AD3d 450 [2016]), we affirm.

THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE COURT. I concur I concur I concur Decision Date: January 20, 2017


Summaries of

People v. Wright

SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE TERM, FIRST DEPARTMENT
Jan 20, 2017
2017 N.Y. Slip Op. 50067 (N.Y. App. Div. 2017)
Case details for

People v. Wright

Case Details

Full title:The People of the State of New York, Respondent, v. Ronald Wright…

Court:SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE TERM, FIRST DEPARTMENT

Date published: Jan 20, 2017

Citations

2017 N.Y. Slip Op. 50067 (N.Y. App. Div. 2017)
52 N.Y.S.3d 248