Penalties For Criminal Possession Of A Controlled Substance In The Third Degree (NY PL 220.16) In Buffalo

When you’re in possession of a given quantity of a drug and prosecutors believe they can prove that you intended to sell it, you can be charged with a very serious felony.

Under NY PL 220.16, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, you can be sentenced to up to 25 years in prison if convicted.
This B felony asserts that you were in possession of a controlled substance of a particular weight, and for most of the drugs described, that you intended to the sell the substance.

There are exceptions. Being caught with any quantity of a narcotic drug with the intent to sell it is prosecuted under the statute.

Being caught with certain amounts of hallucinogens like LSD, even without an intent to sell, is also covered under the statute.

The attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer protect people in Buffalo when they’re facing even extremely serious criminal charges.

Call us today at 585-484-7432 for a legal consultation with an experienced Buffalo criminal defense attorney.

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