2020 New York Laws
PBH - Public Health
Article 33 - Controlled Substances
Title 7 - Offenses, Violations and Enforcement
3396 - Violations; Penalties.
§ 3396. Violations; penalties. 1. In any civil, criminal or administrative action or proceeding brought for the enforcement of any provision of this article, it shall not be necessary to negate or disprove any exception, excuse, proviso or exemption contained in this article, and the burden of proof of any such exception, excuse, proviso, or exemption shall be upon the person claiming its benefit.
2. Violation of any provision of this article for which a penalty is specifically provided herein shall be punishable as provided herein. Violation of any provision of this article for which no penalty is provided herein shall be punishable as provided in section twelve-b of article one of this chapter or in the penal law.
3. No person shall be prosecuted for a violation of any provision of this article if such person has been acquitted or convicted under the federal controlled substances act, of the same act or omission which, it is alleged, constitutes a violation of this article.
4. Upon the conviction of any person for violating any provision of this article, a copy of the judgment and sentence, and of the opinion of the court or judge, if any opinion be filed, shall be sent by the clerk of the court, or by the judge, to the board or officer, if any, by whom the convicted defendant has been licensed or registered to practice his profession, or to carry on his business.
5. Upon the imposition of any penalty, warning, reprimand or other sanction against any person for violating any provision of this article, a copy of the order, finding or opinion, if any is made or rendered, shall be sent by the person authorized by law to make such determination, to the board or officer by whom the respondent is licensed or registered to practice a profession or to carry on a business.