There is a range of drugs offences that people can be charged with and the severity will depend on the class and quantity of drugs involved, as well as the accused’s role in the offence. Drug offences generally fall under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, which is a complicated piece of legislation.
Offences can range from simple possession of a class C drug to possession with intent to supply a class A drug. However, even a charge of simple possession can have fairly serious consequences. It is therefore vital for someone charged with a drug offence to get expert legal advice as soon as possible.
Our specialist defence lawyers can advise and guide you in relation to a drugs charge and ensure the best possible outcome in your case.
Class A drugs
Class A drugs which are the most serious and include ecstasy, cocaine and heroin: the maximum sentence for possession is 7 years imprisonment or life imprisonment for supply and production.
Class B drugs
Class B drugs which include cannabis, amphetamines, ketamine and some synthetic substances such as ‘spice’: the maximum sentence for possession is 5 years imprisonment or 14 years for supply and production.
Class C drugs
Class C drugs which include tranquilisers and steroids: the maximum sentence is 2 years imprisonment for possession or 14 years for supply and production.
The amount of drugs
Any unexplained cash in possession
Lists of names that could be customer lists
Relevant packaging and tools to reduce large amounts into smaller amounts as well as drug paraphernalia, such as scales
Our Directors and Solicitors have had significant involvement in a variety of large case including Operations Tutor, Ontake & Classman (in Manchester) which involved conspiracy to Import Class A and B Drugs and conspiracy to Launder the Proceeds of Drug Trafficking.
Contact our expert Criminal Defence Solicitors London
Our expert defence lawyers can advise and guide you on all aspects in relation to drug offences. Our discussions are confidential with the aim of protecting your reputation as well as avoiding conviction where possible.
We work across offices in Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire, and can also represent you if you live elsewhere since we can also see you at home, in prison or in custody if necessary.
Contact our expert Criminal Defence Solicitors St Albans, Leighton Buzzard & Stevenage.