People v Nater-Vazquez
2012 NY Slip Op 03349 [94 AD3d 1572]
April 27, 2012
Appellate Division, Fourth Department
Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.
As corrected through Wednesday, May 23, 2012


The People of the State of New York, Respondent,
v
Kevin Nater-Vazquez, Appellant.

[*1] Timothy P. Donaher, Public Defender, Rochester (James Eckert of counsel), for defendant-appellant.

Michael C. Green, District Attorney, Rochester (Nancy Gilligan of counsel), for respondent.

Appeal from an order of the Monroe County Court (Frank P. Geraci, Jr., J.), entered June 9, 2010. The order determined that defendant is a level three risk pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act.

It is hereby ordered that the order so appealed from is unanimously affirmed without costs.

Memorandum: Defendant appeals from an order determining that he is a level three risk pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act (Correction Law § 168 et seq.). Defendant contends that County Court erred in agreeing with the recommendation of the Board of Examiners of Sex Offenders that an upward departure from the presumptive risk level was warranted inasmuch as the court relied upon factors already taken into account by the risk assessment instrument. That contention is raised for the first time on appeal and thus is not preserved for our review (see People v Staples, 37 AD3d 1099 [2007], lv denied 8 NY3d 813 [2007]). In any event, defendant's contention lacks merit. Present—Smith, J.P., Fahey, Peradotto and Lindley, JJ.