The charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance can run the gamut from a violation which is a non-crime to an A-1 felony punishable by 25 years to life in prison. It is imperative when charged with any allegation involving unlawful substances that you defend yourself and your interests. Conviction of such a crime will stay with you for your entire life and be available to every other law enforcement agency, both state and federal, forever. You must realize that as you are driving down the road law enforcement vehicles and cameras are constantly scanning your license plate and immediately providing law enforcement with all of your information, including any prior convictions. Most cases, particularly for first time offenders, can be resolved in your or your loved one's favor without resulting in a lifetime criminal record.
Consultations are free and you have nothing to lose by making an appointment and coming in and speaking with Mr. Young or a member of his very qualified staff on a matter of this type. Below are links to the N.Y.S. Penal Law for your review of any crimes of this nature charged against your or a loved one.