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Drug Possession in Marion County, FL

Ocala & Gainesville Drug Attorney

You may be charged with the crime of possession if you have knowingly possessed a controlled substance for the purpose of personal consumption or with intent to sell. Most accused individuals are under mistaken belief that being caught with a little bit of cocaine or couple of joints in your pocket or purse is an event of small consequence. This is not the case; being convicted of drug possession may adversely affect your life for some time:

  • You may lose your job
  • Your driver's license may be suspended
  • Your car insurance will probably go up
  • 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

Florida Drug Possession Laws

In the state of Florida, ownership of an illegal drug has basically nothing to do with possession of that drug. Criminal drug laws in Florida do not take this into consideration. 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 help from Dunham & Ingram LLC!

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 area.

If you have questions or concerns regarding your particular situation and how an Ocala criminal defense attorney from Dunham & Ingram LLC can help, contact our firm today or fill out a free case evaluation form to learn more about your rights and legal options.

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