Possession of a Controlled Substance
Florida has very strict laws on possession of controlled substances. It is important that a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney analyzes your case and identifies any possible defenses.
When a vehicle is jointly occupied, evidence of mere occupancy is not enough to convict someone of possession of drugs found in the vehicle. In order to convict a person of constructive possession, the prosecutor must prove that 1) the person knows of the nature of the drugs, 2) the person knows of the drugs presence in the vehicle, and 3) the person has the ability to maintain control over the drugs. If the state cannot prove all three elements beyond a reasonable doubt, a person cannot be convicted of possession.
Sholtes Law is located in Fort Pierce, Florida, and serves the entire Treasure Coast. Contact our office today if you or a loved one has been charged with a drug offense.