March 15, 2016

DRUG9101 POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

893.13.6A, DRUG9101, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney,
Possession Controlled Substance
This is the 11th on the list of over 1500 ways to land in Tampa, Florida's Hillsborough County Jail. Possession of a Controlled Substance is a Third Degree Felony that can be punished by 5 years in the Florida State Prison. Here is a summary of the rather obscure names for drugs under the Florida Controlled Substances laws. We call it our Florida Drug Name Online Dictionary.

If you have been charged with DRUG9101 POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE you can call a Tampa Drug Crime Defense Attorney at 813-222-2220 and discuss your case at no cost or obligation.

Here are some bullet points on codes used and followed by actual language from the Florida criminal drug statutes.

  • Form Code: DRUG9101
  • Florida Statute: 893.13.6A
  • Level: Fel (Felony)
  • Degree: 3rd
  • Description: POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE


DRUG9101 POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE one of the most commonly charged offenses in Hillsborough County, Florida.

Title XLVI CRIMES
Chapter 893 DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION AND CONTROL

893.13 Prohibited acts; penalties.

(6)(a) It is unlawful for any person to be in actual or constructive possession of a controlled substance unless such controlled substance was lawfully obtained from a practitioner or pursuant to a valid prescription or order of a practitioner while acting in the course of his or her professional practice or to be in actual or constructive possession of a controlled substance except as otherwise authorized by this chapter. Any person who violates this provision commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

(b) If the offense is the possession of not more than 20 grams of cannabis, as defined in this chapter, the person commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. For the purposes of this subsection, “cannabis” does not include the resin extracted from the plants of the genus Cannabis, or any compound manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such resin.

(c) Except as provided in this chapter, it is unlawful to possess in excess of 10 grams of any substance named or described in s. 893.03(1)(a) or (1)(b), or any combination thereof, or any mixture containing any such substance. Any person who violates this paragraph commits a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s.775.083, or s. 775.084.

(d) Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary of the laws of this state relating to arrest, a law enforcement officer may arrest without warrant any person who the officer has probable cause to believe is violating the provisions of this chapter relating to possession of cannabis.