Osceola County Possession of Cocaine- What is it?
Regular possession of cocaine in Osceola County Kissimmee Florida is a third degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in a state prison 5 years on probation and $5000 fine, unless you have been released from prison within the last two years, in which case, the penalties increase, depending on which designation the State Attorney’s office chooses to pursue. Other cocaine charges are more serious, such as trafficking in cocaine (depending on amount, there are minimum mandatory prison sentences and more serious felonies.)
Are there defenses to my Osceola County Possession of Cocaine case?
There certainly can be.
Some of the defenses that we have used to successfully defend against cocaine possession are that ‘we didn't know it was there,’ ‘not my car,’ ‘not my pants,’ ‘I don’t know what cocaine is’ otherwise known as constructive possession. Further defenses are that an illegal stop, search, or seizure was conducted, or that the warrant was invalid on its face. These are called Motions to Suppress, and are used to protect and uphold your constitutional rights to be free of unwarranted government searches of your home, vehicle, or person. There are other defenses as well. We have successfully suppressed warrants, confessions, and evidence, and have gotten past cases thrown out based on the officer’s illegal actions. You need to know if this applies to you.
Even if the cocaine is found on you, there are certain procedures that the officers have to follow, which only an experienced criminal defense attorney would know to look for. Even if you admitted it was yours, we could fight whether you were illegally seized or if you illegally waived your Miranda Rights. Short story long, you need an evaluation of your particular case in order to develop and execute your legal defense strategy. Call 407.883.6853 or 407.504.1384 now, to speak directly to Osceola County cocaine possession defense attorneys Kevin Pitts and Heiko Moenckmeier.
Experienced Kissimmee Cocaine Possession Defense Attorneys
As former public defenders and prosecutors, our team has over 15 years of criminal defense experience in Central Florida and we use that knowledge to litigate and fight cocaine charges. We have the experience and past success that you’re looking for to defend you in the fight for your freedom. Call 407.883.6853 or 407.504.1384 now in order to speak directly to cocaine defense attorneys Kevin Pitts and Heiko Moenckmeier. You call, an attorney answers. Your initial consultation is free.