Appellate Division, Fourth Department
Waiver of Appeal
Length of Sentence
People v. White
Appealed from Onondaga County Court
Background: The defendant was convicted after pleading guilty to two felonies and waived his right to appeal. He nonetheless challenged the sentence that was imposed.
Ruling: Conviction was affirmed. The waiver of appeal was invalid because the judge’s “perfunctory inquiry” was insufficient. However, the sentence was not harsh or severe.