What Is The Difference Between Possession And Possession With Intent In New York City?

Every day, New Yorkers get convicted of drug crimes. There are two classes of drug possession crimes in New York. The first is Possession of a Controlled Substance. The second is Possession with Intent.

Possession with Intent means that you’re being charged with a Class B felony. You’re being accused of being a drug dealer. These charges are far more serious than a mere Possession charge, though Possession and Possession with Intent charges may be combined to increase the severity of your sentence.

How can law enforcement tell what any one person’s intent with drugs might be? In many cases they look at the quantity of drugs allegedly found on the person they’re charging. They may also catch some defendants in the act of actually selling or distributing the drugs.

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Jeffery Greco

Jeffery Greco is an attorney providing legal services covering Criminal Defense and Criminal Defense: White Collar and Criminal Defense: DUI / DWI. Jeffery Greco, who practices law in New York, New York, was selected to Super Lawyers for 2020 - 2023. This peer designation is awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. The Super Lawyers selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other cogent factors. Prior to becoming an attorney, he studied at South Texas College of Law Houston. He graduated in 2004. After passing the bar exam, he was admitted to legal practice in 2005.

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