In New York State, illegal possession of prescription drugs is treated as a felony. In many instances, one pill could be a felony if it is not in a container with your information on its label. Even if you have someone else’s pills or someone else’s containers, one pill can subject you to a felony grade offense. It’s illegal in New York to possess prescription drugs that belong to someone else or just to possess them in general without a valid script.
If the matter is presented to a grand jury, it’ll be returnable in county court and the sentencing alternatives to the judge are very, very serious. It could result in state prison, local incarceration, probation, and a criminal record that would bar you from most jobs, state licenses.
The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway proudly serves Rockland County with quality legal services regarding criminal defense. We handle all criminal matters, including drug crimes, DWIs, sex crimes, violent crimes, gun crimes, and juvenile crimes. If you need a consultation, contact our Spring Valley law firm today.