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Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance

Aggressive Buffalo Drug Crimes Lawyer

Drugs and money - criminal sale of a controlled substance

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.

At 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) 854-5555 today.

Sale of a Controlled Substance Penalties

Under NY Penal Law § 220.31 - 220.44 criminal sale of a controlled substance is a felony offense categorized into five different degrees. Criminal sale of a controlled substance is punishable by a minimum prison sentence of 3years. 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.

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