People v. Larry Brown
ADI order dated April 9, 2015, affirming judgment of conviction. Decision below: 127 AD3d 498, 8 NYS 3d 49. Lippman, Ch. J., granted leave December 29, 2015.
ISSUES PRESENTED: (1) Whether the plea was involuntary when defendant was promised diversion but was rejected through no fault of his own. (2) Whether the Appellate Division can let a guilty plea and sentence stand, even though the plea was premised on the promise of an illegally low sentence, simply by letting the illegally low sentence stand. (Assigned counsel: Claudia Flores & Robert S. Dean, Center for Appellate Litigation, 120 Wall Street, 28th Floor, NYC 10005.)