CRIMINAL POSSESSION IN THE 7TH DEGREE- Westchester County, NY
For Criminal Defense Representation for Drug Crimes in White Plains, NY
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,
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
Riebling, Proto & Sachs, 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.
Experienced White Plains, NY Criminal Possession Defense Lawyer
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.
LET OUR EXPERIENCE WORK FOR YOU
Contact White Plains, NY Criminal Possession in the Seventh (7th) Degree Defense
Attorneys Riebling, Proto & Sachs, 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.