Drug Possession

You may be charged with the crime of drug possession, if you have knowingly possessed a controlled substance for the purpose of personal consumption or with the intent to sell. Many accused people are under the mistaken belief that being caught with a little bit of cocaine or a couple of joints in your pocket or purse are an event of small consequence. However, even this can have far-reaching impacts to you, such as:

  • You may lose your job.
  • Your driver's license may be suspended.
  • Your car insurance premiums may increase.
  • You may not be hired when applying for a job
  • You may not be allowed to enter graduate school.
  • You will not be eligible for federal student aid.

You need to work with experienced, tough drug possession attorneys such as the lawyers at Dunham & Ingram, LLC, in Ocala and Gainesville, Florida.

Florida Drug Possession Laws

In the state of Florida, ownership of a drug is considered separately from the possession of that drug. The only thing that is considered important is if you were actually in possession of the drug. There are two kinds of possession: actual or constructive. Actual possession occurs when someone has the illegal drug on their person, such as some crack cocaine in their pocket. Constructive possession is when an individual has knowledge of the drug and also the ability to access it. This may make drug possession cases complicated.

Get The Help You Need From Dunham & Ingram Today

Dunham & Ingram, LLC, has defended clients against charges of possession of marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, Ecstasy, heroin, methamphetamines, prescription drugs, drug paraphernalia and for possession with intent to sell. We are fully committed to protecting your legal rights if you have been charged with a serious drug crime in the Ocala or Gainesville area.

Contact us today to learn more and to get a free case evaluation. Call our office at 352-433-1107 or email us your contact information.