People v. Phillip Couser

Decided On : 11/22/2016
AD4 order dated March 20, 2015, modifying one judgment of conviction and affirming the other.  Decision below 126 AD3d 1419, 5 NYS3d 787.  Stein, J., granted leave on June 24, 2015.
ISSUES PRESENTED:   (1)Where defendant threatened a group of five people and took a purse from one of them, whether the sentences on the conviction for robbery and on the convictions for attempted robbery had to run concurrently.  (2) Whether a plea to one count was the product of the ineffective assistance of counsel, who misadvised the defendant about the possible sentence range if he went to trial.  (3) The validity of the Alford plea.  (Assigned counsel: Timothy P. Donaher, Monroe County Public Defender, 10 N. Fitzhugh St., Rochester, NY 14614.)

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