DRUG OFFENCES-INCLUDING POSSESSION, PRODUCTION, SUPPLY, IMPORTATION AND OTHER DRUG OFFENCES
As a result of the criminalisation of certain drugs not licensed by the state a need has arisen for specialist drug offence lawyers. Estimates of the number of regular drug users in the UK range between a quarter of a million and two million a week.This means that drug offences are not limited to people that one would usually class as a “criminal”.
The law relating to drugs is contained in the Misuse of drugs Act 1971.The law is complex and you will require the assistance of a criminal specialist. If you or a family member has been charged then we recommend you get in touch with us.
It is an offence to even possess most banned substances and the level of seriousness depends on two main factors
1) type of substance
2) the purpose of the accused’s involvement with the substance
As most people are aware illegal drugs fall into three classes- A, B, and C with A being the most serious.
Examples of class A drugs are HEROIN COCAINE AND ECSTASY
Examples of class B drugs are CANNABIS and AMPHETAMINES (SPEED)
Examples of class C drugs are various TRANQUILISERS and ANABOLIC STEROIDS.
The second important factor when deciding the seriousness of a charge is the nature of the persons involvement. This means that whilst possession alone may not be viewed as very serious, possession with intent to supply is serious.
Offences involving the importation, exportation or production of any type of illegal substance is serious and can result in lengthy custodial sentences.
DRUG OFFENCE LAWYERS
If you or anyone close to you has been accused of any type of drugs related offence, we are happy to advise over the phone with no obligation.