Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance
Aggressive Buffalo Drug Crimes Lawyer
If you have been charged with the criminal sale of a controlled substance,
then the state believes you to be participating in an illicit drug economy.
Unlike offenders charged with possession who may be dealing with addiction
issues or other disadvantages, those accused of selling drugs seldom receive
the same considerations. If a conviction is reached, the accused becomes
vulnerable to felony penalties.
The Rossi Law Firm, our knowledgeable and aggressive Buffalo
drug crimes attorney understands the challenges and adversities those accused of selling
drugs face when confronting the allegations against them. Our results-oriented
approach to these cases ensures that our clients stand every chance of
receiving a dismissal or reduction of their charge.
Do not hesitate to start mounting a defense against your drug selling charges.
Call us at (716) 854-5555today.
Sale of a Controlled Substance Penalties
NY Penal Law § 220.31 - 220.44 divides the criminal sale of controlled
substance into five different degrees. The amount of drugs and the type
of drugs involved will dictate what degree is charged, but each of these
offenses is considered a felony.
Penalties for these offenses in New York can include:
- Fifth-degree (D felony) - maximum of seven years in prison
- Fourth-degree (C felony) - maximum of 15 years in prison
- Third-degree (B felony) - maximum of 25 years in prison
- Second-degree (A-II felony) - maximum life sentence (minimum of 3 years)
- First-degree (A-1 felony) - maximum life sentence (minimum of 15 years)
NY Penal Law § 220.44 also describes the offense of criminal sale
of a controlled substance in or near school grounds, which is considered
a class B felony. If you or a loved one has been charged with any of these
offenses, the time to act is now.
Put 40 years of combined courtroom experience in your corner. Reach out
to The Rossi Law Firm for a
free case evaluation today.