Orlando Drug Possession Defense Lawyer
Drug Possession Criminal Defense Attorney, Mark C. Bender: Serving Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, Orange County, Seminole County, Osceola County, and Central Florida.
Call (407) 246-0100 today to schedule a confidential consultation with attorney, Mark C. Bender.
Drug Possession crimes in Florida are determined by:
- Substance (Type of Drug)
- Weight of the drug
Elements that the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt to obtain a drug possession crime:
- That the accused had actual knowledge of the drug;
- That the substance seized is legally a controlled substance in Florida;
- That the accused actually had control of the drug;
- That the weight (amount) of the drug in question accurately meets the standard for the specific drug possession allegation;
When Drug Possession with intent to sell is being alleged, there are additional elements that the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt in order to achieve a conviction.
Depending on the type and weight (amount) of the drugs in question, a drug possession charges may be charged as a First Degree, Second Degree, or Third Degree Felony.
There are various types of defense strategies that may be available to the accused. Putting the evidence, law enforcement actions, probable cause, the amount (weight) of the drug, and many other elements under strict scrutiny is the starting point.
All evidence must be questioned. The actions of law enforcement must be questioned. Knowledge of the existence of the drugs and/or control of the drugs must be questioned. In drug possession defense cases, no stone should be left unturned.
Attorney Mark C. Bender will aggressively fight for your legal rights and freedoms.