Possession of LSD

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Lysergic acid diethylamide or LSD is one of the many disassociative drugs that populate the streets of Central Florida. Commonly known as acid, this hallucinogenic is known to alter feelings, thoughts, and distort one’s awareness of their surroundings. It is not uncommon for users to see and hear things that aren’t actually there. Due to the fact that it has no accepted medical use and its high potential for abuse, LSD is categorized as a Schedule I drug. This puts it among the ranks of heroin and ecstasy.

Individuals facing charges for LSD possession face lengthy prison sentences and hefty fines. Protect your freedom and best interests by acquiring the legal services of a knowledgable criminal defense attorney.

The Orlando LSD possession lawyers at The Umansky Law Firm have helped individuals like you mitigate criminal penalties for a range of drug charges. As former prosecutors on the state and local level, we understand how the State will approach criminal prosecution for an alleged drug offender. Our team can put our years of combined experience to work to help have charges lessened or dismissed if possible.

Penalties for Possession of LSD in Florida

LSD is most commonly soaked onto blotted papers for sale but can also be found in the form of a liquid, capsule, tablet, or microdot. Possession of LSD is a felony in Florida. Due to LSD being a Schedule I drug, those caught in possession face the most severe criminal penalties:

  • 1 to 5 Grams: 3 to 30 years in prison
  • 5 to 7 Grams: at least 7 years in prison and $100,000 in fines
  • Over 7 Grams: at least 15 years in prison and $500,000 in fines

The burden of proof is on the State to prove criminal possession. If they are unable to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, the judge has the freedom to dismiss charges and have the case thrown out altogether. There are three main factors the State must prove to get a conviction:

  • You had actual knowledge of the drug
  • The seized material is a controlled substance under Florida law
  • You had control of the drug

The prosecution will put their best foot forward to get a conviction. Combat their efforts by securing the legal services of an Orlando LSD possession defense lawyer at The Umansky Law Firm.  Often we are able to get the Prosecutor or Judge to come off the ridiculously high mandatory penalties for LSD.

Defenses to LSD Possession Charges

There are many criminal defenses we can implement to help mitigate charges and penalties. The one that we choose will ultimately depend solely on the details of your case. Some of the most effective criminal defense strategies for drug possession include the following.

Constructive Possession

More than one person had access to the area where the LSD was found. When refuting the defense, the State must prove that you had knowledge of the LSD’s presence and that you had dominion and control over the drug as well.

Temporary Possession

You only had temporary, transitory, or momentary possession of the LSD and never had complete dominion or control over the drug.

Illegal Search & Seizure

Law enforcement overstepped their authority by coercing you to agree to a search or simply required you to submit to a search. The judge can suppress any evidence found during the search in such instances.

Lack of Knowledge

You were unaware that the LSD was in your possession. When bringing forth a lack of knowledge defense, however, you must also testify that you didn’t understand that the substance itself was illegal.

Orlando LSD Possession Defense Lawyers

The Orlando LSD possession defense lawyers at The Umansky Law Firm have over 100 years of combined legal experience. We understand the severity of a drug possession conviction which is why we work tirelessly on your defense and in negotiations with the prosecution to settle your legal issue on the most favorable terms. Contact us today at 407-228-3838 for a free case evaluation.