N.Y. Penal Law § 220.03

Current through 2021 NY Law Chapter 632
Section 220.03 - Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree

A person is guilty of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree when he or she knowingly and unlawfully possesses a controlled substance; provided, however, that it shall not be a violation of this section when a person possesses a residual amount of a controlled substance and that residual amount is in or on a hypodermic syringe or hypodermic needle ; nor shall it be a violation of this section when a person's unlawful possession of a controlled substance is discovered as a result of seeking immediate health care as defined in paragraph (b) of subdivision three of section 220.78 of this article, for either another person or him or herself because such person is experiencing a drug or alcohol overdose or other life threatening medical emergency as defined in paragraph (a) of subdivision three of section 220.78 of this article.

Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree is a class A misdemeanor.

N.Y. Penal Law § 220.03

Amended by New York Laws 2021, ch. 433,Sec. 1, eff. 10/7/2021.
Amended by New York Laws 2015, ch. 57,Sec. I-4, eff. 4/13/2015.