When you’ve been charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance (NY PL 220.41) in Buffalo, you are facing a class A-2 felony, which means that even a first-time offender with no criminal record at all is looking at a minimum of three years in prison – and a maximum of 10 years – if convicted.
Where there are previous felony convictions, or previous violent felony convictions, you can lose anywhere from six to 17 years of your life behind bars.
The state’s case will generally be centered around three elements, and so will your defense.
First, the state alleges that you sold a controlled substance or a mixture containing a particular controlled substance, that the controlled substance or mixture met a certain weight measurement, and that you acted knowingly and unlawfully in making the sale.
Drug cases are extremely dangerous for defendants because of the extreme exposure to prison time and other criminal sanctions.
Felony convictions in New York can never be expunged, and you’ll live with the results of a conviction for the rest of your life.
The attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer are some of the most experienced criminal defense attorneys in the Buffalo area, and can provide you with the highest level of legal counsel and the best possible outcome in your case.
If you’re facing criminal sale of a controlled substance in the second degree charges, call us today at 716-542-5444 to speak to an experienced Buffalo drug crimes defense attorney.