Buffalo prosecutors treat Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree (NY PL 220.16) as an extremely serious crime, and if convicted of this B Felony, you could face up to 25 years in prison.
While many drug charges are based on the weight of the substances found, with NY PL 220.16, intent to sell also comes into play, which is part of why it’s treated so seriously.
Possession of any narcotic drug with an intent to sell it will garner a charge under Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, as will possession of varying amounts of stimulants, hallucinogens, and methamphetamine, as well as possession with intent to sell.
There are defenses when it comes to these charges, and your best chance to avoid significant prison time is to work with experienced Buffalo criminal defense attorneys who can challenge the evidence against you.
From police procedures and warrants to proper analysis of the substances you’ve been charged with, there are numerous ways to attack the prosecution’s case.
The attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer fight for our clients’ rights and freedom in Buffalo.
If you or a family member are facing charges on criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, call us today at 716-542-5444 for a legal consultation with an experienced Buffalo criminal defense attorney.