What is the difference between Actual and Constructive Possession of Drugs in Florida?

Another Jacksonville Jaguar player has been arrested. This time it was for the criminal charge of Possession of Cocaine.

Under 2007->Ch0893->Section%2013#0893.13″target=”_blank”>Florida law, “possession” of drugs can be actual or constructive. Actual Possession means the drugs are in your hand, on your person, in a container in your hand or on your person, or the drugs are so close to you that they is in ready reach or under your control. Constructive possession means that the drugs are in a place over which you have control or the drugs are somewhere you have hidden them. To have constructive possession, the Jacksonville prosecutor has to prove you had control of the drugs, you had knowledge that the drugs were in your presence, and you had knowledge the drugs were illegal.

If you have any questions about drug possession charges, please call our experienced Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorneys at (904) 634-0900.