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New York Penal - Article 220 - § 220.03 Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree

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  § 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 obtained and possessed pursuant to section
  thirty-three hundred eighty-one of the public health law; 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 the penal law, 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 the penal law.
    Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree is
  a class A misdemeanor.
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