Drug Possession and Trafficking

Drug Possession and Trafficking

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Miami, FL

If you've been accused of a drug crime, it is in your best interests to retain the services of an experienced defense lawyer who can protect your rights and minimize the potential criminal penalties.

Illegal possession of a controlled substance occurs whenever a person owns or otherwise possesses a drug or other controlled substance, without justification or permission. These charges usually apply when a person is found carrying marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, or other narcotics.

It's important to note that some legally available drugs, such as prescription medications, qualify as controlled substances, and possession charges are possible when the person possessing the medication does not have a proper prescription.


The Florida legislature also recently added bath salts and "Spice" to the list of banned substances. State law allows a first-degree misdemeanor charge for simple possession of cannabis -- marijuana -- in an amount less than twenty grams (unless it is legally obtained for medical use).

It is always the best practices to contact a defense lawyer immediately after you are arrested for any drug possession or trafficking charge.


Che C. Padron has seen it all and is prepared to represent you in any drug possession charge and for any of your criminal defense needs 24/7. Call (786)660-6003 Now!!!

The charge of "possession with intent to sell" includes all legal elements of simple possession, but also requires proof of the defendant's intent to sell or distribute the drugs.

The specific charge depends on the type of controlled substance involved in the crime. For example, a state prosecutor may bring a third-degree felony charge for marijuana possession with intent to sell. In contrast, possession of cocaine with intent to sell may be charged as a second-degree felony.
Florida does not consider ownership with regard to possession crimes.

This means that even if the Controlled substance does not belong to you, you are criminally liable for either the actual, or constructive possession of the substance.

Although medical marijuana is legal in Florida, possession of the herb without a valid license (or possession of any other controlled substance) still carries a heavy penalty upon conviction.

If you're charged with a drug possession crime in Florida, it's in your best interest to contact a local criminal defense lawyer who can explain the charges and help you plan your defense.

Che C. Padron has seen it all and is prepared to represent you in any drug possession charge and for any of your criminal defense needs 24/7. Call (786)660-6003 Now!!!