WHAT IS CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN THE 7TH DEGREE (NY)

CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN THE 7TH DEGREE
NY PENAL LAW § 220.03

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A person is guilty of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree when he or she knowingly and unlawfully possesses a controlled substance; provided, however, that it shall not be a violation of this section when a person possesses a residual amount of a controlled substance and that residual amount is in or on a hypodermic syringe or hypodermic needle obtained and possessed pursuant to section thirty-three hundred eighty-one of the public health law, which includes the state’s syringe exchange and pharmacy and medical provider-based expanded syringe access programs; nor shall it be a violation of this section when a person’s unlawful possession of a controlled substance is discovered as a result of seeking immediate health care as defined in paragraph (b) of subdivision three of section 220.78 of the penal law, for either another person or him or herself because such person is experiencing a drug or alcohol overdose or other life threatening medical emergency as defined in paragraph (a) of subdivision three of section 220.78 of the penal law.

CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN THE 7TH DEGREEIS A CLASS “A” MISDEMEANOR

 

ALL PAGES RELATED TO NYS LAW CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

220.03 Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. A MISDEMEANOR
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
220.25 Criminal possession of a controlled substance; presumption.

 

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