If you have been arrested in the Orlando area for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute or sell (commonly referred to as “PITS”) in violation of Florida Statute 893.13(1) you will need to hire an experienced criminal attorney. When you hire an attorney at Finebloom & Haenel you get an entire defense team ready to fight for you!
Under the Florida statue,“distribute” means to deliver. “Deliver” or “delivery” means the actual, constructive, or attempted transfer from one person to another of a controlled substance. Cocaine is a controlled substance. “Sale” is any form of delivery, which includes barter, exchange or gift, or offer in exchange for cocaine. “Possession” means either actual possession or constructive possession. Actual possession means actual physical possession, such as having the substance on one’s person. Constructive possession means having the substance in a place under one’s dominion and control (such as under your car seat or in your purse).
If you are found guilty of possession of cocaine with intent to sell, distribute or deliver you can face the following penalties:
Sale or Delivery of Cocaine is a second degree felony, which may include a incarceration in state prison for up to 15 years in prison.
Sale or Delivery of Cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church, is a first degree felony which may include a mandatory minimum prison sentence of up to 3 years and a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison
Sale or Delivery of Cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school, which may include a mandatory minimum prison sentence of up to 3 years and a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison.
Cocaine is still viewed as a very serious drug. Although pain pills are becoming more common and are the subject of closer scrutiny by prosecutors, cocaine dealers are still stigmatized. This is especially true if the cocaine that you are caught with is in rock form. Do not let the State take advantage of you!
Call the experienced attorneys of Finebloom & Haenel today. We have experience with challenging undercover buys, illegal searches and overall criminal representation. We can form a unique defense strategy for you. Call us to day at 407-218-6277 to discuss all of the possibilities available for your situation. We are available 24/7 to take your call.