Learn about Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree in Westchester, NY


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Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree is a misdemeanor under NY Penal Law 220.03. When a person knowingly and unlawfully possesses a controlled substance that person is guilty of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree. Typically, the types of drugs involved in a criminal possession charge include Cocaine, Oxycontin, Heroin, and Methadone.

Individuals facing a criminal possession of controlled substance charge in Westchester County, NY will often times be required to undergo an evaluation for drug dependency and for drug testing. These requirements are often a condition of the person's bail or ROR. The Westchester courts typically utilize the TASC program to oversee this process during the pendency of the drug crime prosecution. Compliance with the TASC evaluation and treatment will have an affect upon how the court views a person's cooperation and willingness to work towards a more favorable result.

Since a conviction of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree is a Class A misdemeanor offense and carries severe penalties, including jail and probation, it is in your best interests to have a skilled criminal defense attorney with years of experience defending these types of drug charges. When you retain the criminal defense lawyers of Proto, Sachs & Brown, LLP, you will have an attorney who will provide you with an aggressive defense from start to finish. Our reputation in the courtroom, our past successes, and our commitment and hard work is backed by 50 years of combined litigation experience and the knowledge from being former prosecutors in both Westchester and New York Counties.

To speak with an experienced Westchester County criminal defense attorney about your New York criminal possession of a controlled substance charges or other criminal matter, please call (914) 840-5104.

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It is important to note that criminal possession in the 7th degree does not include possession of marijuana or any marijuana related offenses. Additionally, the New York 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.

In order to properly protect your rights and liberty from possible jail and/or probation, you should retain the services of a proven White Plains, NY criminal defense lawyer who is committed to helping you and bringing about the best possible result.

By diligently investigating and aggressively defending the charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree, our defense attorneys successfully represented a client in the White Plains City Court who was stopped for a traffic infraction. Once stopped, the situation quickly escalated and resulted in the client's arrest. A subsequent search of his car reveal the presence of drugs and the client was charged with criminal possession in the 7th degree. By challenging a number of legal issues, including the search, the client avoided a misdemeanor conviction and a criminal record.


Contact White Plains, NY Criminal Possession in the Seventh (7th) Degree Defense Attorneys Proto, Sachs & Brown, LLP if you have questions related to New York criminal possession charges or want more information about the criminal law process.

We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and defend clients throughout Westchester County, NY. Our White Plains, NY law offices are conveniently located down the street from both the Westchester County Court and the White Plains City Court, where we appear daily.