Penal Law Section 220

Did you know that nearly half of all people in jail are there for drug related offenses? Did you know that if you give your friend certain drugs you are also guilty of a sale, even if no money changes hands? Did you know that certain drug convictions will result in the suspension of your driver’s license?

While drugs are among the most common charges levied against defendants, they are also among the most serious. In fact, until recently, New York drug laws were the strictest in the whole United States. Recently, however, there have been some revisions that will allow certain defendants to avoid prison and instead commit to a long term treatment program which very often results in a complete dismissal of your charges (Judicial Diversion). Not every defendant is eligible for this program and not every defendant who is eligible is offered a full dismissal.

At Mazzei & Polk, LLC we have many years of experience in handling all types of drug possession and drug sale cases and we will use our experience to effectively evaluate your case and pursue every avenue of defense on your behalf. If you are not eligible for or do not want to take advantage of the Court’s treatment program, then Mazzei & Polk will aggressively fight your charges. If you are charged with a drug offense in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan, call us today for a consultation: (516) 280-9035.

New York State Penal Law Sections involving Drugs and related offenses:

  • 220.03: Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree-A MISD
  • 220.06: Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree-D FELONY
  • 220.09: Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree-C FELONY
  • 220.16: Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree-B FELONY
  • 220.18: Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the second degree-A-II FELONY
  • 220.21: Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the first degree-A-I FELONY
  • 220.28: Use of a child to commit a controlled substance offense-E FELONY
  • 220.31: Criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree-D FELONY
  • 220.34: Criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree-C FELONY
  • 220.39: Criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree-B FELONY
  • 220.41: Criminal sale of a controlled substance in the second degree-A-II FELONY
  • 220.43: Criminal sale of a controlled substance in the first degree-A-I FELONY
  • 220.44: Criminal sale of a controlled substance in or near school grounds-B FELONY
  • 220.45: Criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument-A MISD
  • 220.46: Criminal injection of a narcotic drug-E FELONY
  • 220.48: Criminal sale of a controlled substance to a child-B FELONY
  • 220.50: Criminally using drug paraphernalia in the second degree-B MISD
  • 220.55: Criminally using drug paraphernalia in the first degree-D FELONY
  • 220.60: Criminal possession of precursors of controlled substances-E FELONY
  • 220.65: Criminal sale of a prescription for a controlled substance-C FELONY
  • 220.70 Criminal possession of methamphetamine manufacturing material in the second degree-A MISD
  • 220.71: Criminal possession of methamphetamine manufacturing material in the first degree-E FELONY
  • 220.72: Criminal possession of precursors of methamphetamine-E FELONY
  • 220.73: Unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine in the third degree-D FELONY
  • 220.74: Unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine in the second degree-C FELONY
  • 220.75: Unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine in the first degree-B FELONY
  • 220.76: Unlawful disposal of methamphetamine laboratory material-E FELONY
  • 220.77: Operating as a major trafficker-A-I FELONY

At Mazzei & Polk, LLC we have the experience you need to challenge the District Attorney and to fight for your rights. Call us today for a consultation: (516) 280-9035

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