Knowingly and unlawfully possessing a Schedule I, II, III, IV, or V drug in Buffalo is charged as Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree (NY PL 220.03), a Class A Misdemeanor that can lead to a sentence of up to one year, with fine of not more than $1,000.
Fortunately, there are a number of approaches to reduce your exposure to criminal sanction, including challenging the facts of the case, such as the probable cause that led police to find the drugs.
If the search was illegal, the evidence against you may be thrown out entirely.
For defendants who are eligible for ACD, jail and even a criminal record may be avoided entirely, and should be explored.
At Friedman & Ranzenhofer, our top job is protecting our clients from criminal sanction and the lifelong problems that it can bring.
Call our experienced criminal defense attorneys today at 716-542-5444 for a legal consultation with a Buffalo lawyer regarding criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree.