Misaddressed Statement of Readiness for Trial to a Lawyer

In People v. Cenat (176 Misc 2d 39 [Crim Ct, Kings County 1997]), the People mailed but misaddressed a statement of readiness for trial to defense counsel immediately after it was filed off-calendar. Five days later, the People announced their readiness in open court. the court held that the People made an effective statement of readiness for trial on the day the statement was filed. In People v. Cole (90 AD2d 27), the Third Department held effective a statement of readiness to the court, stenographically recorded in the County Court Judge's absence, which was followed three days later by a written notice sent to defendant. (See also, People v. Diener, 153 Misc 2d 963 [Greene County Ct 1992].)