Drug Possession ChargesPossession of Drugs in Brevard County or anywhere in the State of Florida
Defenses to Possession of Drugs
- Fruit of an Illegal Search
If the drugs were found as a result of an illegally conducted search, the prosecution may be prohibited from introducing it in trial. ultimately leading the charges being dropped.
- Constructive Possession
The prosecution has to prove that a defendant actually possessed the drugs or had control over them. This defense often comes up with multiple people in a vehicle and drugs being found in the center console for example.
- Lack of Knowledge
If the client doesn’t know the substance he is possessing is an illegal, this may be used as a defense during trial.
Possession of Contraband Drugs
Florida statutes Chapter 893 prohibits the possession of the following items in the State of Florida:
- Synthetic Drugs
- Drug Paraphernalia
The sanctions for possessing illicit drugs in the State of Florida vary depending on the type of drug and the amounts.
- Possession of less than 20 grams of Marijuana is a First Degree Misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail plus fines. Possessing over 20 grams creates a Third Degree Felony punishable by up 5 years in prison plus fines.
- Possession of any amount of Cocaine is a Third Degree Felony punishable by up 5 years in prison plus fines.
In addition to the criminal sanctions above, the possession of an illegal drug can lead to a driver’s license suspension
as well as suspension of any professional license.
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