Criminal Defence Lawyers for Drug Charges
Legal Bridge can offer a service that connects people to firms who will represent them in the event that they are accused of such a crime. These firms have vast experience and specialist expertise in all the aspects in dealing with drug offences cases from the police station, upon initial arrest, through to Crown Court proceedings.
Our criminal lawyers mainly defend those that are contained in the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. All controlled drugs are defined in the Misuse of Drugs Act and are classified as Class A, B or C. The classification of controlled drugs is generally based on the amount of harm likely to be involved in their use.
The Courts have a variety of jail sentencing powers available to them depending upon the classification and quantity of drugs involved in each individual case, with Class A drugs being the most serious. Class A drugs include heroin, cocaine, and ecstasy; Class B drugs include cannabis, amphetamines and barbiturates and Class C drugs include diazepam, anabolic steroids, and khat which was most recently classified as a controlled drug in June 2014.
Drug offences vary in that they can include possession of a controlled drug, possession with intent to supply a controlled drug and production of a controlled drug.
Any person facing a drugs charge faces the risk of receiving a jail sentence and a criminal conviction. In addition the majority of offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act are deemed “lifestyle” offences for the purposes of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and confiscation proceedings in the event of conviction are inevitable.
If you require further information or if you or a member of your family have been accused of a drugs offence call our dedicated team on 0203 355 7444 or [email protected]