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New York man charged with Class B felony drug possession

Being accused of drug possession can mean a wide variety of sentencing possibilities for the person who is being charged. For example, one New York man who was recently charged with drug possession is currently facing a felony conviction known as a Class B. His subsequent court hearings will determine what type and length of punishment, if any, he receives.

His drug possession charge stems from a Nov. 11 incident when he was discovered walking in the middle of the road. He was stopped by police officers who, during a routine search, allegedly found 12 bags of the substance crack cocaine on his person. Why the man was carrying the drugs is unclear at this time.

The case is further complicated by the fact that there was already an active warrant for the man's arrest. That warrant was for criminal mischief. However, it has not been reported what type of criminal mischief in which he had allegedly engaged.

At this point, his Class B felony charge for having approximately 2.7 grams of crack cocaine in his possession could lead to any number of disciplinary actions by legal authorities. Because Class B is higher than a Class C felony, the penalty could include significant jail time if the man is convicted. This is why it is important for him, as well as anyone who is facing a drug possession charge in New York, to be certain of getting a fair trial. Even if the courts decide that the man should go to jail, there are certain extenuating circumstances that could change the man's sentencing. It will be helpful for him to understand his rights.

Source: wktv.com, Utica man charged with felony drug possession, No author, Oct. 30, 2013

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