Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree in violation of penal Law 220.03. A person is guilty of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree when he knowingly and unlawfully possesses a controlled substance. If one is charged with this type of crime it is a result of someone possessing on themselves a controlled substance such as cocaine, Oxycontin, Heroin, Methadone-These Are the Common Drugs Whereby Someone Is Arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. If someone is charged with such a charge some judges require that the individual be screened by drug court to see if they have a drug problem. In Central Islip Courthouse there is a courtroom call drug court whereby individuals that have a drug problem can go and get help with their addiction as well as helping with their addiction once an individual completes the drug court which is a very intense program the charges will be reduced as well once an individual completes the program.
In New York, a person is guilty of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh (7th) degree when he or she knowingly and unlawfully possesses a controlled substance. The Law Offices of Shawn R. Kassman in Central Islip can provide you with a quality defense against New York criminal possession charges. We represent individuals arrested or charged with a drug crime anywhere throughout Suffolk County and Nassau County, including Bayshore, Oakdale, Sayville, Riverhead, Port Jefferson, Brentwood and Holtsville.
A conviction of criminal possession in the 7th degree is a Class A misdemeanor charge. When you retain our law firm for your criminal defense, you will be assigned an attorney who will provide you with an aggressive defense from start to finish. We believe our reputation in the courtroom, our past successes, and our commitment and hard work lead to better initial plea offers from the prosecution. In fact, we have had some success in pleading down certain felony charges to criminal possession in the 7th degree, and we have also been successful in pleading down criminal possession in the 7th degree charges to lesser offenses in certain situations.
To speak with an experienced Suffolk County criminal defense attorney about your New York criminal possession charges or other criminal matter, please call 631-232-9479 (toll-free 1-888-545-2944).
Criminal possession in the 7th degree does not include possession of marijuana or any marijuana related offenses. The legislature also did not include any specified amount of a controlled substance, which means that any amount of a controlled substance can lead to charges of criminal possession in the 7th degree. As a Class A misdemeanor, you could face up to one year in prison if convicted.
To protect your rights and your freedom, you should retain the services of an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will fight for you and is committed to bringing about the best possible result.
If you have questions related to New York criminal possession charges or want more information about the criminal law process, please call criminal defense attorney Shawn Kassman or a member of his legal team at 631-232-9479 (toll-free 1-888-545-2944), or fill out our online intake form. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and defend clients located in Central Islip (main office location), Holtsville (office location), Bayshore, Brentwood, Oakdale, Sayville, Port Jefferson and Riverhead, and both Suffolk and Nassau Counties. Our Central Islip law offices are conveniently located down the street from the courthouse, and we will aggressively fight for your freedom and the protection of your rights.
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