Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree (NY PL 220.31) is the lowest-graded criminal sale charge available to Buffalo prosecutors, but is still a D Felony with a possible sentence of one to two and half years in prison.
Knowingly and unlawfully selling a controlled substance, even in small amounts, is all it takes to trigger the charge.
It’s important that you get in front of any drug sales charge as soon as possible, and bring on experienced legal help right away.
Many people charged under NY PL 220.31 are young adults, and a felony drug conviction will result in lifelong ramifications in all areas of your life.
It may be possible to work out reduced charges, alternate sentencing, or even win a dismissal.
If you or a family member are facing charges for criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, call the experienced Buffalo defense attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer today at 716-542-5444 for a legal consultation.