Under Florida law, there are two types of possession: actual possession and constructive possession. Actual possession is when the object or objects are found on your person or immediately within ready reach. Constructive possession is when it’s in a location that is basically subject to your dominion and control, and it’s in a place where you either knew or actually should have had knowledge of its presence. That can be shown by circumstantial evidence or other factors that may or may not be present in your case.

To be convicted of possession, you do not always have to have the object or objects on your person, so that’s something to be aware of under Florida law.




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