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If you have been accused of a drug related offence, our specialist criminal defence solicitors will rigorously represent your interests. We understand that to be charged with a drugs offence could have effects not only on a person’s liberty but also their livelihood and reputation.
Offences range from simple possession to conspiracy to import or supply offences. Each case is unique and must be considered on its own merits. Often a person facing a simple possession offence will not instruct a solicitor to act of their behalf, which could lead to a criminal record, when one could potentially be avoided if a solicitor is instructed promptly.
Many clients who face a drug offence have never had any experience with the criminal justice system before and daunted by the prospect of attending the police station or court. We have extensive experience in this field, making us able to fully and properly represent you.
Our Drug offence solicitors’ expertise
Our Drug offence solicitors have extensive experience advising and representing people facing all drug related offences, including:
- Possession of a controlled drug
- Possession with intent to supply a controlled drug
- Conspiracy to supply a controlled drug
- Supplying a controlled drug
- Production of a controlled drug
- Allowing premises to be used for a drug offence
- Fraudulent evasion of a prohibition by bringing into, or taking out of the UK a controlled drug
- Importation of a controlled drug
- Cultivation of cannabis
Drugs offences are often complex and involve expert evidence on cell-site, phone and drug and forensic experts. Our team will challenge the evidence to ensure you are properly represented.
Offences including ‘county-lines’ drug supply offences can often lead to complex issues such as consideration whether a person has been trafficked under the Modern Slavery Act. The term trafficked does not necessarily mean brought into the country or area illegally and often the individual does not realise they have been trafficked. This defence is an emerging legal principle and it is vital that you instruct an expert, who is able to consider all possibilities when representing you.
A drug offence investigation can often lead to further prosecutions, including Confiscation under the Proceeds of Crime Act. Our expert team can deal with you throughout the process.
Funding your case
Our team offer representation under legal aid, however not everyone is entitled to legal aid and some prefer to fund their matter privately.
We offer both private and legal aid funding options.
If you fund your case privately, we ensure clarity about legal fees from the outset.
Get in touch with our Drug offence solicitors in London today
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