The Center for Community Strategies sent out a blast-email yesterday both announcing the changes to the Rockefeller drug laws and providing a great chart to show the impact of the changes. It’s been picked up by the New York Criminal Bar Association and later by the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and emailed around by them as well.
But for those of you who figure that you have better places to spend your money than on bar association dues, you deserve access to this great piece of work as well. I suggest you save this chart and keep it handy as a reference. If you do New York drug defense, it should prove indispensable.
I can’t vouch for its accuracy in every respect, or every application, and thus remind everyone to do their own research to be certain that it’s correct in any specific case, but it’s certainly a great overview. And thanks to the Center for Community Strategies for putting in the effort to prepare this chart.