Experienced Defense Against Drug Possession Charges in Orlando, Florida
If you face drug possession charges in Orlando, Central Florida or in any other place in Florida, you need to talk to an Orlando drug defense lawyer immediately. Our Orlando defense attorney defends all drug related offenses in both federal and state court, including "Sale and Delivery" charges, "Trafficking" offenses and, of course, the most common of all drug offenses - Drug Possession.
On any given day in Central Florida, hundreds of people may be arrested in drug possession cases. Compared to other drug cases, the penalties typically associated with a conviction for "possession" or "simple possession" may not seem life-altering, but criminal defense attorneys advise anyone arrested or charged with a drug related offense in Orlando, Kissimmee, Seminole or anywhere in Central Florida to contact an attorney to discuss your case before deciding how you want to proceed. The reality is a drug possession case can have real, life-long consequences if not handled properly. First, any conviction for a drug possession case in the State of Florida requires a 2 year Driver License Revocation. Second, most possession cases, except those involving a minimal amount of cannabis, are felony offenses and a felony conviction can have serious consequences in terms of jobs, schools and housing.
Types of Drug Possession Cases
Possession cases usually fall into one of two categories:
- The defendant was found to be in actual possession of the drug in question (for example, drugs found in a defendant's pocket);
- The defendant was found to be in constructive possession of the drug in question (for example, drugs were found in the console of a car in which the defendant was a passenger).
In both situations, certain questions need to be asked and/or investigated:
- How did the police come into contact with the accused?
- Where were the drugs found?
- Why and on what authority did the police search?
- Did the defendant consent to search?
- How did law enforcement ask for that consent?
- Was there a search warrant? On what grounds was the warrant obtained?
- What, if any, statements did the defendant make? Under what circumstances, were those statements made?
Contact our Orlando Possession Lawyer in Central Florida
There are a couple of sentencing alternatives available to those accused accused of drug possession charges in Florida. The Orlando drug possession defense attorney at the Law Offices of Davd P. Hill has experience with both actual and constructive possession cases and understands the issues involved in drug possession cases. If you live in Orlando or in any other place in Central Florida and have been charged with drug possession, please call our criminal defense law firm today at 407-648-0006. You may also fill out our online form and we will contact you back as soon as possible. We offer a free initial consultation and will keep your information confidential.
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July 12, 2011
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Excellent defense lawyer - My family went through a very stressful situation recently when my son was charged with drug possession. David Hill was able to prove that he was not at fault and allcharges were dropped. I recommend him.
June 1, 2011
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★★★★★ Posted in AVVO by Cameron
When my son was charged with drug possession with intent to sell my wife and I were devastated. We felt helpless and confused. He had always been a straight-A student and a very well behaved kid. It turned out that two "very good friends of him" accused him of a crime just for them to be able to "get out of problems" and our world turned up-side-down. Fortunately a good friend of mine recommended David Hill. Mr. Hill handled the case immaculately and helped us get through the situation with his great advice. He was always available to answer our questions, while being straight forward and sensitive. Charges were dropped and we were able to continue our normal life again. We will always be grateful for having hired Mr. Hill and will recommend him to anyone charged with a criminal offense.