What are the penalties for sale of a controlled substance?

The sale of a controlled substance is a very serious crime and may result in severe consequences. In some situations, a person convicted of the sale of a controlled substance may even result in a Class A Felony. Like anything else, the penalties for a conviction for a charge of this seriousness will become more severe with each increasing degree. The following is an outline of the charges associated with the sale of a controlled substance.

Fourth Degree

The criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree is a class C felony, which can result in up to 15 years of imprisonment.

Third Degree

If you are convicted of the criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, you will be facing a Class B felony, which may result in up to 25 years of imprisonment.

Second Degree

In the event that an individual is convicted of criminally selling a controlled substance in the second degree, they will be facing a Class A-II felony. When you are convicted of a Class A-II felony, your sentence may result in anywhere between 3 years and 8 years and 4 months.

First Degree

Finally, the most serious charge for criminally selling a controlled substance is in the first degree. This crime is a Class A-1 felony, which is the most severe felony one can be convicted of. It may result in up to 25 years of imprisonment.

If you have been charged with unlawfully selling a controlled substance in New York State, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney today.

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