Possession of Cocaine Attorney

Cocaine Defense Lawyer

Possession of cocaine defense lawyer Bryce Fetter examines each cocaine case to determine if it can be dismissed and ultimately removed from your record. If this is your first offense, pretrial diversion or drug court may be an option. If you resolve your cocaine case without a conviction you may be eligible to seal or expunge your record. Hiring an experienced and aggressive possession of cocaine defense lawyer is essential. We have defended hundreds of possession, possession with the intent to sell, sale and trafficking in cocaine cases. Our goal is to do whatever is necessary to avoid a felony drug conviction. Once hired, we will:

  1. Collect and review all government evidence;
  2. Identify all possible defenses;
  3. Negotiate with your prosecutor for a dismissal or reduced charges;
  4. Qualify you for a pretrial diversion program, and
  5. Do whatever is necessary to avoid a criminal conviction.

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Defending Possession of Cocaine Charges

Bryce Fetter will personally handle all aspects of your cocaine charges. You will be able to call, text or email him directly, and your case will not be assigned to a less-experienced attorney. Bryce Fetter is the only attorney that will speak to you on the phone, meet you in person and attend court with you.  Your felony drug case will get his full attention.  In addition to keeping extended business hours, our office is open every Saturday. Call 407.740.7275 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

Did you Possess the Cocaine?

Under Florida law, individuals charged with possession of a controlled substance do not need to own the cocaine in order to possess it. In Florida, a person can possess drug paraphernalia in two ways: actual possession or constructive possession.

Actual possession

Refers to the drugs that law enforcement found on your actual person. This could include carrying an object in your pants pocket, your purse, etc.

Constructive possession

Refers to drugs found in an area near your person. For example, this could include suspected paraphernalia found in the car you occupied. Constructive possession is much more difficult to prove that actual possession.

Important Factors for any Possession of Cocaine Case

Before you can be convicted of possession of cocaine the State Attorney’s Office must prove that you possessed the cocaine. Possession can be actual, constructive or joint. Some important factors to consider in determining if you possessed the cocaine are:

  1. Where was the cocaine found?
  2. How many people had access to the cocaine?
  3. Was the cocaine found in someone else’s vehicle or house?
  4. Did the cocaine belong to someone else?
  5. Did someone else hide or conceal the cocaine?

Orange County Pretrial Intervention for Cocaine Offenses

Felony pre-trial intervention (PTI), often just called diversion, is a diversionary program offered by the State Attorney’s Office for possession of cocaine charges in Orange County and Osceola County. Completion of PTI will result in a dismissal of all felony drug charges. Admission to PTI is a 60 day process and admission relates to your current charges, prior record and facts of your current case. Orange County drug court is a secondary diversion program for felony drug related charges.

Seminole County Tier One Drug Court

Seminole County does not offer diversion for any felony drug charge. However, Seminole County does offer a similar first-time drug court program for Seminole County residents charged with felony possession of cocaine. This first-time drug court program is called Seminole County tier one drug court and can be completed in as little as 12 weeks. Seminole County also offers the standard drug court program for Seminole County residents. This standard drug court program is called Seminole County tier two drug court and can be completed in as little as one year. Completion of any diversion or drug court will result in a complete dismissal of all drug charges.

Mandatory One-Year Driver’s License Revocation

If you are convicted of possession of cocaine, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is required to revoke your driver’s license for a one-year period. A possession of cocaine conviction results in a permanent criminal record and disqualifies you from ever having this conviction sealed or expunged from your criminal history.

Call Bryce Fetter Today

Call 407-740-7275 to discuss your case.  We defend all cocaine charges and we offer a free consultation so that we can learn about you, learn about your case and determine how we can help.

 

Possession of cocaine defense lawyer Bryce Fetter examines each cocaine case to determine if it can be dismissed and ultimately removed from your record. If this is your first offense, pretrial diversion or drug court may be an option. If you resolve your cocaine case without a conviction you may be eligible to seal or expunge your record. Hiring an experienced and aggressive possession of cocaine defense lawyer is essential. We have defended hundreds of possession, possession with the intent to sell, sale and trafficking in cocaine cases. Our goal is to do whatever is necessary to avoid a felony drug conviction. Once hired, we will:

  1. Collect and review all government evidence;
  2. Identify all possible defenses;
  3. Negotiate with your prosecutor for a dismissal or reduced charges;
  4. Qualify you for a pretrial diversion program, and
  5. Do whatever is necessary to avoid a criminal conviction.

drug test kit

Defending Possession of Cocaine Charges

Bryce Fetter will personally handle all aspects of your cocaine charges. You will be able to call, text or email him directly, and your case will not be assigned to a less-experienced attorney. Bryce Fetter is the only attorney that will speak to you on the phone, meet you in person and attend court with you.  Your felony drug case will get his full attention.  In addition to keeping extended business hours, our office is open every Saturday. Call 407.740.7275 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

Did you Possess the Cocaine?

Under Florida law, individuals charged with possession of a controlled substance do not need to own the cocaine in order to possess it. In Florida, a person can possess drug paraphernalia in two ways: actual possession or constructive possession.

Actual possession

Refers to the drugs that law enforcement found on your actual person. This could include carrying an object in your pants pocket, your purse, etc.

Constructive possession

Refers to drugs found in an area near your person. For example, this could include suspected paraphernalia found in the car you occupied. Constructive possession is much more difficult to prove that actual possession.

Important Factors for any Possession of Cocaine Case

Before you can be convicted of possession of cocaine the State Attorney’s Office must prove that you possessed the cocaine. Possession can be actual, constructive or joint. Some important factors to consider in determining if you possessed the cocaine are:

  1. Where was the cocaine found?
  2. How many people had access to the cocaine?
  3. Was the cocaine found in someone else’s vehicle or house?
  4. Did the cocaine belong to someone else?
  5. Did someone else hide or conceal the cocaine?

Protecting Your Constitutional Rights

The constitution guarantees that people be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. It is important for you to know if any of your
constitutional rights have been violated.

  1. Were you stopped for a lawful reason?
  2. Did the police officer have the right to search your person, property or vehicle?
  3. Did you consent to a search of your person, property or vehicle?
  4. Did you make any statements regarding the cocaine?
  5. Were you read your Miranda rights?
  6. Were any of your statements illegally obtained?

Orange County Pretrial Intervention for Cocaine Offenses

Felony pre-trial intervention (PTI), often just called diversion, is a diversionary program offered by the State Attorney’s Office for possession of cocaine charges in Orange County and Osceola County. Completion of PTI will result in a dismissal of all felony drug charges. Admission to PTI is a 60 day process and admission relates to your current charges, prior record and facts of your current case.  Orange County Drug Court is another diversionary court program for felony drug related charges.

Seminole County Tier One Drug Court

Seminole County does not offer diversion for any felony drug charge. However, Seminole County does offer a similar first-time drug court program for Seminole County residents charged with felony possession of cocaine. This first-time drug court program is called Seminole County tier one drug court and can be completed in as little as 12 weeks. Seminole County also offers the standard drug court program for Seminole County residents. This standard drug court program is called Seminole County tier two drug court and can be completed in as little as one year. Completion of any diversion or drug court will result in a complete dismissal of all drug charges.

Mandatory One-Year Driver’s License Revocation

If you are convicted of possession of cocaine, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is required to revoke your driver’s license for a one-year period. A possession of cocaine conviction results in a permanent criminal record and disqualifies you from ever having this conviction sealed or expunged from your criminal history.

Call Bryce Fetter Today

Call 407-740-7275 to discuss your case.  We defend all cocaine charges and we offer a free consultation so that we can learn about you, learn about your case and determine how we can help.

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