People v. Anthony Crawford


AD1 order dated July 17, 2014, affirming judgment of conviction.  Decision below: 119 AD3d 471, 989 NYS2d 606.  Freedman, J. (AD dissenter), granted leave October 9, 2014.


ISSUE PRESENTED:  Whether the Appellate Division can review the sentencing court’s denial of YO treatment in the interest of justice and substitute a YO adjudication without necessarily finding an error or an abuse of discretion by the sentencing court.  (Assigned counsel: David J. Klem & Robert S. Dean, Center for Appellate Litigation, 120 Wall Street, 28th Floor, NYC 10005.)