He faces upstate jail UNLESS his lawyer can work out a drug program, presuming he needs it.
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A second felony offender (with no violence) faces up to 10 years in state prison on a determinate basis. If all parties were willing, he could get as little as a Willard sanction (90 days upstate bootcamp program).
It depends what he is on parole for. If his prior felony conviction was for a non-violent offense, he faces up to 12 years; if it was for a violent offense, he faces up to 15 years. I suggest your friend retain a very good criminal defense attorney.
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