The Third Department vacated defendant’s sentence because County Court promised the sentence would not include a fine, but County Court imposed a fine because a fine was required by law. The court wrote:
Defendant pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with two counts of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree. County Court agreed, in return, to sentence him to an aggregate jail term of one year with no fines. While County Court sentenced defendant to the contemplated jail term, it further imposed a fine of $1,000 on each count. Defendant now appeals.
County Court promised defendant that his sentence would not include a fine, but such sentence would have been illegal (see Vehicle and Traffic Law § 511  [b]…). The legal sentence that County Court imposed was inconsistent with that promise. Although defendant failed to preserve this issue by moving to withdraw the plea or vacate the judgment of conviction, the sentence must nevertheless “be vacated, and the matter remitted . . . to afford . . . defendant the opportunity to accept the sentence that was actually imposed, or permit him to withdraw his plea of guilty”… . People v Faulcon, 104625, 3rd Dept 9-19-13