My girlfriend just got a sale of controlled substance 3rd degree

Asked about 1 year ago - Little Falls, NY

she has never been in trouble before what is the best she is looking at

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  1. Eric Edward Rothstein

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    Answered . Much more information is needed. The max is 9 years in jail but a judge can give 5 years probation. Maybe the DA will offer a lesser charge. Mayve the case is defensible. She should hire a good criminal defense lawyer.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been doing criminal defense work for over 16 years. I was... more
  2. Howard A. Schwartz

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    Answered . A best case scenario would be getting the matter dismissed. There is also the possibility the she can receive a reduced charge or a non-jail sentence. She is facing jail time. Her attorney would be in a better position to answer this question. Good luck.

    I have been a criminal attorney in New York for almost 25 years. website: Brooklynlaw.net Phone #: 718-208-6094... more
  3. John M. Cromwell

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    Answered . The best she is looking at is a dismissal of the charges, but it is really impossible to give an accurate assessment without knowing all the facts and circumstances, as well as the local practices of the DA's office and the court where her case is pending. Hire a local reputable criminal defense lawyer. This is a very serious charge.

  4. Joseph A Lo Piccolo

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Best is no jail, possibly in a program, leading to a dismissal.


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