Orlando Cocaine Possession Defense Attorney

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State, local, and federal authorities have continued to make the enforcement of cocaine laws a top priority throughout Florida.As you may know, cocaine charges are extremely serious. Even if you were caught for just possessing a small amount of cocaine, you are most likely to be facing a felony conviction that could be devastating to your future.

Even if you were caught for just possessing a small amount of cocaine, you are most likely to be facing a felony conviction that could be devastating to your future.

Penalties For Cocaine Possession in Orlando

Though each situation is handled differently, below are some of the general consequences if you were to be convicted on a cocaine-related possession charge in a Florida court:

  • Felony Cocaine Possession under 28 grams:
    • Up to 5 years in prison
    • Up to $5,000 in fines
    • 1 year license suspension
  • Felony Cocaine Possession 28 to 199 grams:
    • Minimum sentence of 3 years in prison
    • Maximum sentence of 30 years
    • $50,000 fine
  • Felony Cocaine Possession 200 to 399 grams:
    • Minimum sentence of 7 years in prison
    • Maximum sentence of 30 years in prison
    • $100,000 fine
  • Felony Cocaine Possession 400 grams to 149 kilograms:
    • Minimum sentence of 15 years in prison
    • Maximum sentence of 30 years in prison
    • $250,000 fine

Due to strict drug laws in Florida, penalties are increased if the cocaine charge is related to intent to sell, deliver or traffic.

Orlando, Florida Cocaine Charge Defense Strategies

Defenses to cocaine charges often hinge on search and seizure issues:

  • Did the police have a legal reason to stop you?
  • Did the police have probable cause to search your vehicle?
  • If the drugs were seized in your home or apartment, did the police have valid search warrant?

As former prosecutors, we are highly experienced at identifying search and seizure issues that could result in suppression of the cocaine evidence. Without evidence, the charges could be dropped.

You may also be eligible for first-offender treatment that could resolve the charges without a conviction.

Contact an Orlando Cocaine Defense Attorney

At The Umansky Law Firm, we are here to make sure an arrest on cocaine charges does not wreck your life. Our drug offense lawyers represent juveniles and adults who are arrested on cocaine charges in Orlando and other communities in central Florida.

To schedule a free case review with an Orlando cocaine arrest lawyer at The Umansky Law Firm, contact us online or call 407-228-3838.