De Brett Solicitors - Drug Offences
Drug offences can be highly damaging on both a person’s family life and career and proper legal representation is required to ensure anyone charged with such an offence receives the best possible advice.
Controlled drugs are defined in the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and are classified as Class A, B or C. The classification of controlled drugs is largely based on the degree of harm likely to be caused by their use.
The powers available to the Courts, and the sentences they can impose, varies depending upon the classification and quantity of drugs involved. Class A drugs are considered the most serious.
Class A drugs include cocaine, heroin and ecstasy
Class B drugs include amphetamines, cannabis and barbiturates
Class C drugs include anabolic steroids, diazepam and most recently Khat which was classified as a controlled drug in June 2014.
Drug offences can include possession of a controlled drug, possession with intent to supply a controlled drug and production of a controlled drug, including allegations of cultivating cannabis and manufacturing illicit substances.
Any person facing a drugs charge faces the risk of receiving a jail sentence and a criminal conviction. Further, confiscation proceedings in the event of conviction are almost inevitable.
De Brett Solicitors also deal with drug trafficking charges. These may include conspiracy to import or supply drugs as well as the act of importing them. In either case these are some of the most serious charges when it comes to illegal substances and expert help from a criminal defence lawyer should be sought immediately.
Along with expert legal advice we can also offer help from a panel of carefully selected medical professionals who deal with addiction and overcoming dependency on drugs and alcohol.
Drug offences can be complex and require specialist advice. If you are concerned then call our team of lawyers today on 020 8770 0299.