Being caught with significant quantities of narcotic drugs or methadone in Buffalo, or being caught selling either, will result in a charge of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree (NY PL 220.43), a class A-1 felony.
If convicted, prison time is guaranteed, with even first time offenders looking at a minimum of 8 years in prison. For those with past felony convictions, the sentence can be as long as 30 years.
Even if you get the very minimum, you’ll lose years of your life behind bars and deal with the effects of a felony drug conviction on every job application and lease you ever fill out.
These are charges that, if proven as is, will result in a lifetime of limitation.
At Friedman & Ranzenhofer, we fight for clients facing even the most serious criminal charges.
We develop comprehensive legal strategies that are designed to attack the charges against you, while leaving room for negotiations for a reduction in charges or other alternative approach.
We are some of the most experienced criminal defense attorneys in Buffalo, and have a long track record of helping clients facing drug sale and possession charges.
If you or a family member are dealing with criminal sale of a controlled substance in the first degree charges, call us today at 716-542-5444 to speak to an experienced Buffalo criminal defense attorney for free.