Actual Possession vs Constructive Possession of Drugs

Orange and Seminole County Drug Attorney Corey Cohen

If you have been arrested on any drug charge, including distribution, trafficking or possession, it is important for you to seek the guidance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer to fight for your rights. The quality of your defense can affect not only the outcome of your case but also the outcome of your future.

At The Law Office of Corey I. Cohen, we provide caring, committed and capable defense against drug charges that include:

  • Possession
  • Cultivation of marijuana
  • Sale and distribution
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

Actual Possession of Drugs is the situation where the police find the drugs on your person, in your hand and no one else had equal access to the drugs found. However, many times when Law Enforcement stops a car or serves a warrant on a home there are multiple people who all have the same access to the drugs. This is called Constructive Possession of Drugs. To be convicted of a case where there is constructive possession, the State must prove three elements:

  • (1) Defendant had dominion and control over the contraband.
  • (2) Defendant knew contraband was present.
  • (3) Defendant knew of the illicit nature of contraband.

Mere proximity to the drugs is usually not enough to convict someone in this type of case. We are able to get many of these cases dismissed based on the principles of Constructive Possession.

We have helped a significant number of juveniles, college students, tourists visiting Florida from out of state, and regular, every-day people overcome issues stemming from an arrest on a drug charge.

You have one chance to fight. Call 407-246-0066. Contact us online.

An Aggressive, Hardworking and Intelligent Defense

Corey I. Cohen, former prosecutor for the State Attorney's Office and public defender, leads our law office. He has considerable experience handling all aspects of a criminal defense, from bond hearings, to arraignments to jury trials. There are many approaches to building a defense that works. Which one you should use in your case will depend on the facts of your situation.

Lawyer Corey I. Cohen creates strategies that can help overcome the obstacles to getting your case dismissed, the charges reduced or any negative consequences of a conviction minimized. If we believe that the best way to protect your rights is through trial, we will tell you so. We have built a solid track record of success in handling drug cases and other similar matters through trial.

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