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MEMORANDUM AND ORDER   Petitioner Bronte O’Neal (“petitioner” or “O’Neal”), proceeding pro se, petitions this Court for a writ of habeas corpus, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §2254, challenging his October 20, 2016 conviction and sentence in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Suffolk (the “Suffolk County Court”).1 O’Neal pled guilty to four counts of assault in the second degree, N.Y. Penal Law §120.05, and one count of grand larceny in the fourth degree, N.Y. Penal Law §155.30. Petitioner was sentenced to concurrent sentences with a maximum fixed term of four years’ imprisonment and three years’ post-release supervision. O’Neal thereafter filed a Notice of Appeal, and on January 27, 2017, the Legal Aid Society was assigned to represent petitioner on his appeal. Respondent the People of New York (“respondent” or the “People”) opposes the petition and moves to dismiss the petition. For the reasons set forth below, respondent’s motion to dismiss is granted and the petition is dismissed. BACKGROUND A. Facts2 On May 30, 2015, police officers in the Town of East Hampton Police Department arrested O’Neal in Bridgehampton, New York for assaulting an 83-year old woman and leaving the scene in the victim’s car without her permission. DE 19-3 at 29-43 (East Hampton Town Police Arrest Report). Petitioner was charged with the crime of assault in the second degree in violation of N.Y. Penal Law §120.05. See id. A grand jury thereafter indicted O’Neal on four counts of assault in the second degree in violation of N.Y. Penal Law §120.05 and one count of grand larceny in the fourth degree in violation of N.Y. Penal Law §155.30. DE 19, Exh.1 (Suffolk County Indictment 1361-15). Kathleen Gearraty, Esq. of the Legal Aid Society was assigned to represent O’Neal. DE 19, Ex. 2. Bail was set at $200,000 with a $100,000 cash alternative.3 Miller Aff., dated April 28, 2017, DE 18, 5. On June 26, 2015, O’Neal’s counsel requested a Bill of Particulars, made a Demand for Discovery, gave notice that O’Neal would contest his confession, and requested the Suffolk County Court review the Grand Jury minutes. Id. The Legal Aid Society was thereafter relieved of counsel on August 15, 2015, and on that same day, Marianne Rantala, Esq. filed a notice of appearance on behalf of O’Neal. DE 19, Ex. 3. Following a review of the transcript of the minutes of the Grand Jury proceedings, on November 2, 2015, the Suffolk County Court concluded that there was sufficient evidence to establish all of the elements of the charges in the indictment. Miller Aff., dated April 28, 2017, DE 18, 7 and Ex. 5. On January 21, 2016, Keith O’Halloran, Esq. replaced Marianne Rantala as counsel for O’Neal. DE 19, Ex. 4. O’Halloran made a motion to preclude the use of cell-phone “ping information,” and the Respondent agreed not to use “ping information” at O’Neal’s trial. Miller Aff., dated April 28, 2017, DE 19, 8. On July 27, 2016 and July 28, 2016, a pre-trial Huntley hearing was held in the Suffolk County Court to determine the admissibility of oral and written statements O’Neal made to members of the East Hampton Police Department. Miller Aff., dated April 28, 2017, DE 18, 9, Ex. 6. The court held that the petitioner’s statements were voluntary, made only after O’Neal had knowingly and voluntarily waived his right to counsel, and therefore would be admissible at trial. Id. O’Neal pleaded guilty to all of the charges in Indictment 1361-15 on August 16, 2016. Miller Aff., dated April 28, 2017, DE 19, 10. Petitioner did so with the understanding that the court would sentence him to concurrent sentences with a maximum fixed term of four years, followed by three years supervised release. Id. On October 20, 2016, O’Neal was sentenced to concurrent sentences with a maximum fixed term of four years, followed by three years supervised release. Miller Aff., dated April 28, 2017, DE 18,

 
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