Possession of Marijuana in Florida of 20 grams or less is a 1st Degree Misdemeanor and punishable for a maximum of a year in the county jail. In order for the government to successfully prove a Possession of Marijuana case against an individual they must prove two elements, 1) Possession of the Marijuana 2) Knowledge of the Presence of the Marijuana. The government can prove the first element by proof of actual or constructive possession.
In the state of Florida, possession of cocaine in the amount of less than 28 grams is a felony of the third degree punishable by a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison . The State can prove possession either by presenting evidence of actual or constructive possession. Proving constructive possession is more challenging for the State and proof must be presented that the accused knew of the presence of the cocaine and was able to exercise dominion and control.