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If you have been arrested for a drug possession crime you should speak with an experienced Orlando criminal attorney at your earliest opportunity to learn about your rights and the defenses that may be available to you.
Florida Drug Possession Crimes:
It is unlawful for any person to be in actual or constructive possession of a controlled substance unless such controlled substance was lawfully obtained from a practitioner or pursuant to a valid prescription or order of a practitioner while acting in the course of his or her professional practice or to be in actual or constructive possession of controlled substance except as otherwise authorized by law. These are some of the more common Florida drug possession crimes:
Possession of cannabis less than 20 grams which is a 1st degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in the county jail. A conviction for this offense also results in a loss of a person’s driver license for 2 years.
Possession of cannabis 20 grams or more but less than 25 pounds is a 3rd degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in State prison.
Possession of cocaine, MDMA, Heroin, GHB, Oxycodone or Hydrocodonewhich is typically a 3rd degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in State prison.
Drug Possession & Driver License Suspension:
A conviction for drug possession will result in your driver license being suspended.
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Speak with an Orlando criminal attorney about your drug possession case or review the Florida Statutes at the bottom of this page for some more information about drug crimes.
Experienced Orlando Criminal Attorney – Drug Possession:
If you or a loved one have been arrested for a drug possession crime, call the Wilson Law Firm today to speak with an experienced Orlando criminal attorney about your individual situation. In many drug possession cases, a properly prepared defense by a criminal lawyer will result in either reduced penalties, reduced charges, or a dismissal of the charges. Even in criminal cases where the evidence of guilt is overwhelming, a properly prepared defense and presentation of mitigating circumstances by an Orlando criminal attorney can result in significant decreases in the penalties you receive.
Florida Drug Possession Statutes:
Speak with an Orlando criminal attorney about your drug possession case or review the following Florida Statutes for more information on drug offenses:
Drug Trafficking Laws – Drug Trafficking Crimes & Laws.
Florida Statute 322.055 -Revocation or suspension of, or delay of eligibility for, driver’s license for persons 18 years of age or older convicted of certain drug offenses.
Florida Statutes 322.056 – Mandatory revocation or suspension of, or delay of eligibility for, driver’s license for persons under age 18 found guilty of certain alcohol, drug, or tobacco offenses; prohibition.
Florida Statute 775.16 – Drug offenses; additional penalties.
Florida Statute 893.03 – Controlled substances standards & schedules.
Florida Statute 893.13 – Prohibited acts and penalties.
Florida Statute 893.147 – Use, possession, manufacture, delivery, transportation, or advertisement of drug paraphernalia.
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