Buffalo prosecutors are strongly invested in preventing young people from being coerced into or otherwise involved in drug trafficking rings.
To this end, Use of Child to Commit a Controlled Substance Offense (NY PL 220.28) will be charged when a defendant over the age of 18 committed or attempted to commit a felony drug sale, and used a child under the age of 16 to effectuate that sale.
That can mean concealing the drugs on the child’s body, or ordering the child to sell, attempt to sell, or assist in the sale of controlled substances.
Use of a Child to Commit a Controlled Substance Offense is a Class E Felony in Buffalo that carries a sentence of one and a half to four years if convicted, other charges notwithstanding.
Your future depends on the quality of your defense attorney, and the attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer are some of the most experienced criminal defense attorneys in Western New York.
If you or anyone in your family are facing an arrest on use of a child to commit a controlled substance offense, call us today at 716-542-5444 for a legal consultation with an experienced Buffalo drug defense lawyer.