Cocaine Possession and Cocaine Trafficking
Central Florida Criminal Defense. Criminal defense in Orlando, and surrounding areas. Possession of Cocaine is a relatively common but serious criminal offense that we see in Orange County, Osceola County, Seminole County, Volusia County, and Brevard County. Cocaine possession is aggressively prosecuted by the State of Florida. Whether or not you're charged with possession of Cocaine, or Trafficking in Cocaine (subject to mandatory minimum prison sentences by Florida Statute), ByrdLaw has the requisite experience to defend your rights in a court of law.
In order to take advantage of all of your civil rights, you need a drug lawyer who has handled a high number of drug criminal cases. Not all attorneys have handled many drug crimes and may not be aware that there are several different legal defenses and a plethora of potential motions to be filed in a drug possession case. Remember. an adjudication of guilt on a drug possession charge will result in your driver's license being suspended for a period of one year. The following are examples of the variety of heroin charges that we defend at the ByrdLaw Firm:
Possession of Cocaine
Possession of Cocain is a third degree felony with a maximum sentence of 5 years in jail and a $5000 fine.
If you possess 28 grams or more, but less than 200 grams you face a 3 year minimum mandatory prison sentence.
If you possess 200 grams or more, but less than 400 grams you face a 7 year minimum mandatory prison sentence.
If you possess 400 grams or more, but less than 150 kilograms you face a 15 year minimum mandatory prison sentence.
If you possess 150 kilograms or more you face life in prison.
If you are charged with armed drug trafficking you face a 10 year minimum mandatory sentence in addition to the minimum mandatory sentence for the amount.
Drug trafficking is considered a first degree felony, and depending on the amount and quantity of drugs in your possession, mandatory sentences can be up to life in state prison.