Possession of Cocaine in the State of Florida
Being arrested for cocaine possession in Florida can have serious consequences. Possession of Cocaine is a 3rd degree felony in the state, meaning that the maximum possible sentence is 5 years in Florida State Prison. However, in most cases being found in possession of a small amount of cocaine will not lead to a lengthy prison sentence. Florida law classifies cocaine as a controlled substance under 893.03.
On the other hand, if you are found in possession of cocaine weighing 28 grams or more, you could be charged with Trafficking in Cocaine, a much more serious criminal charge that carries a mandatory prison sentence.
How a Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help:
If you have been arrested for Possession of Cocaine, I would recommend hiring a criminal defense attorney to represent you in court. It is not uncommon for an individual’s constitutional right to have been violated prior to an arrest for Possession of Cocaine. A criminal defense attorney can review the facts of your case and point out any defenses and/or constitutional violations that might help you.
Additionally, your attorney can determine if you qualify for a drug court program. Drug court programs have been established across Florida to help people fight their addiction issues. These programs are often available to people who have been charged with drug crimes such as Possession of Cocaine. In some drug court programs your Possession of Cocaine charge will be dismissed if you successfully complete the program. If you have questions about your cocaine possession charge, please feel free to call my office at (407) 415-9626 or email me at Jeremiah@JeremiahDAllen.com. My office is in Orlando, Florida but I accept cases across the State of Florida. You can read my full bio at this link: http://www.jeremiahdallen.com/about/