Possession Of Cocaine


POSSESSION OF COCAINE IN FLORIDA

§893.13(6), Fla. Stat.

To prove the crime of Possession of Cocaine, the State must prove the following three elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

  1. Defendant knew of the presence of a substance.
  2. Defendant exercised control or ownership over that substance.
  3. The substance was cocaine.

Penalties for Possession of Cocaine

Possession of Cocaine is a felony of the third degree punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a fine not exceeding $5,000.

A possession of cocaine conviction will result in a driver’s license suspension for a period of one year which is mandatory.