Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree

Have you been charged with the offense of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree? The prosecutor need only prove (subject to exceptions) that you were knowingly and unlawfully in possession of a controlled substance. If the prosecution can establish you were in possession of a controlled substance, you will be found guilty of a class “A” misdemeanor.

What is a Class “A” Misdemeanor?

A class “A” misdemeanor results in a life-long criminal record, and a sentence of up to one year in jail. Although a misdemeanor, it is still a very serious offense, and requires the assistance of a skilled criminal defense lawyer. A number of issues must be investigated to properly fight a charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. Among these are:

  • How the prosecutor can establish your possession
  • Whether the search that revealed the controlled substance was constitutional
  • Whether the substance is actually a prohibited controlled substance
  • Whether you were knowingly in possession of it

Have you been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree?

Even a small amount of drugs can lead to federal and state criminal charges, both which carry life-altering punishments; you will need a criminal defense attorney that has experience in drug crimes and a strong track record of winning drug cases.

About Matthew Hug | Criminal Lawyers in Albany NY

Matthew Hug is a criminal attorney in Albany NY that has expertise in drug possession cases in Troy, Schenectady, Albany and NY’s Capital Region. Recognized as one of the best attorney’s in the State of New York under 40 years of age by SuperLawyers®, Hug can assist you in understanding the charges brought against you and plan your defense strategy.

Don’t wait! Contact Hug Law today for your initial free consultation or call 518-283-3288.