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Category Archives: Drug Crime


The Difference Between “Actual” And “Constructive” Possession Of Illegal Drugs

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

In order to be convicted of drug possession, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you had “actual or constructive” possession of the illegal substance in question. Actual possession is just what it sounds like–i.e., the police actually find the drugs on your person or somewhere within “arm’s reach” that is under… Read More »

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What Happens If the Police Illegally Arrest Me?

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

The police cannot lawfully arrest you unless they have “probable cause” to believe that you have committed some crime. Probable cause is lower than the standard for an actual conviction, which requires proof beyond a reasonable doubt, but it is more than “mere suspicion” you might have done something wrong. Note that probable cause… Read More »

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What to Know About Constructive Possession and A Tampa Drug Case

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

While some drug possession cases are more straightforward from a prosecutor’s perspective, others involve something known as constructive possession. Constructive possession charges occur when you don’t have any controlled substance physically on you or touching any part of your body. Active possession is when you are physically holding the controlled substance, or it’s in… Read More »

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How to Defend Against Drug-Related Charges in Tampa, Florida

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

Being charged with a drug crime, even if it’s a misdemeanor, is something you should take seriously. Given the intensity of the country’s war on drugs, sometimes the prosecutor will push for the most severe sentence possible. You’ll find that many drug charges are filed as felonies. Some drug charges can carry sentences of… Read More »

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