In my office the other day, I met with a person who, following a series of events that took place in downtown Buffalo the night before, had been charged with possession of cocaine. When asked about the possible penalties and whether or not they needed to hire an attorney to defend the charge, I shared the following information. Possession of half a gram or less of cocaine is an A misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to one year in jail. Possession of more than half a gram is considered a felony and may be punished by many years in jail. If you are charged with possession of cocaine, it is important to consult with an attorney because he or she can recommend certain options, such as entering into drug treatment or undergoing an evaluation. In that case, an attorney may be able to get the charges reduced, or even completely dismissed.
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