Jamestown Man To Appeal Court’s Decision In Methamphetamine Case

ROCHESTER – New York State’s Fourth Appellate Division will hear three separate arguments on Jan. 7 involving judgments previously rendered against a Chautauqua County man.

According to the Appellate Division’s online calendar, Rocco A. Beardsley, no age given, of Jamestown, is appealing the judgments rendered to him by Chautauqua County Supreme Court Judge Paul Wojtaszek for each charge he plead to. 

Beardsley plead guilty in Jan. 2017 to third-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Beardsley was sentenced to a determinate sentence of four years in state prison plus two years of post-release supervision for the attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance charge; a determinate sentence of two years in state prison plus two years of post-release supervision for the unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine charge; and a determinate sentence of five years in state prison plus two years of post-release supervision on the criminal possession of a controlled substance charge.

All sentences run concurrently.

Lyle T. Hajdu is listed on the calendar as Beardsley’s lawyer, while Lynn S. Schaffer will represent The People of the State of New York.   

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