If you are being charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance in New York, you will want to retain legal council immediately. These charges are very serious, and a conviction will have long-lasting effects on the rest of your life. By properly defending yourself, you will raise your chances of getting the charges dropped or being acquitted and being able to get back to your life as usual. David Galison is experienced in New York criminal courts and would love to work with you in your defense.
The charge of criminal sale of a controlled substance can arise when an individual is charged with selling any kind of illegal drug to another person. While the possible sentences and punishments are unique to each case, the following factors will play a role in determining the degree of the charges.
- Type of controlled substance being sold
- Quantity of the controlled substance being sold or possessed
- Where the crime is alleged to have taken place. Locations near schools, churches, or public recreation centers will have more severe charges.
- Past criminal history of the accused
In the most serious cases, a conviction of criminal sale of a controlled substance can be punishable by up to 25 years in prison. With such high stakes, you certainly can’t take your chances and go into court without qualified representation. Contact the office of David Galison today at 516-242-4477 for a free consultation. We look forward to working with you and fighting for your rights in this case.