Defence Solicitors for drug offences
Our specialist Solicitors are experienced in defending clients arrested for and charged with drugs related criminal offences.
We will ensure you get the best representation and defence. We offer a variety of funding options which include legal aid (dependent on your financial situation and the seriousness of the offence you have been accused of). You may wish to privately fund your defence. We offer fixed fees where possible to give you certainty of costs from the outset.
Types of drugs related criminal offences
Penalties for drug offences can be particularly harsh. For example, you can be charged with possession if you only have a small amount or did not know it was a controlled substance, or even if drugs are not yours. You can be charged for the supply of drugs or intent to supply if the amount of substance is considered to be more than personal use. As well as this, you can be charged for supply, even if you have not taken any payment for the substances.
Offences are based on classifications contained in the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Class A drugs are hard drugs such as heroin, cocaine or ecstasy. Class B includes cannabis and amphetamines and class C includes prescription drugs such as valium). The seriousness of the offence also depends on the amount of drugs and the extent to which the accused has been involved in large scale production. importation into the UK is usually classified as serious as well.
Our team of Criminal Defence Lawyers are experienced in acting for defendants to drugs charges including :-
- Possession with intent to supply
- Conspiracy to supply
- Driving under the influence of drugs.
Intent to supply
This offence is 1 of then more common drug related criminal offences and can result in charges being brought even if the supply was on a very small scale and potentially even just supplying drugs to 1 friend. However, there are generally factors which make it more likely you will be charged and easier for the criminal offence to be proven, which typically may include :-
- The quantity of drugs found
- If more than 1 type of drugs are found on the person or after a search of premises)
- equipment such as weighing scales and amounts of money which cannot be easily explained, especially cash
- Evidence suggesting dealing found on mobile phones
If you are charged, we will defend you, apply for bail and ensure that you have the best possible advocates at trial, question every aspect of the prosecution case. If you are found guilty or plead guilty and where the offence is your first offence, we will seek the minimum possible penalty.
Please contact our specialist Criminal Defence Solicitors on 020 3540 4444 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will advise and guide you on the best way to proceed.