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Drug Possession, Supply and Importation

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We provide expert legal advice and defence representation to those suspected of, or charged with, offences involving conspiracy to supply drugs, drug supply, and conspiracy to import drugs or drug importation. Prosecutions for such offences require expert legal defence representation from the outset.

Our criminal defence solicitors are repeatedly asked to assist clients who have already instructed solicitors during court proceedings and are experienced in the transfer of cases. We have successfully represented clients nationwide from all walks of life who have been wrongly accused of conspiracy to supply drugs and have dealt with cases involving a range of Class A, B and C drugs, such as heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, amphetamine and cannabis. It is important that you are confident your solicitor is doing everything they can under the circumstances to get the best result.

If you are facing charges for conspiracy to supply drugs, drug supply, conspiracy to import drugs or drug importation, contact Forbes Solicitors today on 01772 220 022.

Possession of drugs

If you are caught in possession of an illegal substance, you may be charged with the possession of illegal drugs. If you are found to be in possession with the intent to supply, you will face far more severe consequences. For possession with intent to supply a class A drug, you could be facing life imprisonment, an unlimited fine, or both. The maximum sentence for possession with intent to supply Class B or C drugs is up to 14 years imprisonment or an unlimited fine. Several factors will be considered when sentencing for possession with the intent to sell including:

  • previous convictions;
  • amount of drugs in possession;
  • cooperation with the police and authorities;
  • personal drug habits.

Possession with the intent to supply is a very serious offence, if you are facing charges for possession with intent to supply contact our drug solicitors on 01772 220 022.

Drug Importation

Investigations and prosecutions brought by the Police, NCA, HM Revenue and Customs and SOCA often involve many individuals and organisations and as a result are very lengthy and complex. It is vital to get legal advice straight away if you are facing charges for drug importation as you could be facing life imprisonment.

Our drug offence solicitors have extensive experience in representing those who have acted unknowingly as a drugs mule and those who have distributed or supplied Class A, B or C drugs. If you are being investigated for drug importation, you will be asked to attend a police interview where you will need a solicitor present, contact our specialist drugs offence team on 01772 220 022 for representation. Our specialist drugs offence team are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

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Drug Possession, Supply & Importation FAQs

What is the sentence for supplying drugs?
 
 

A conviction for possession with the intent to supply can result in substantial prison sentences and under the Proceeds of Crime Act. You may be made the subject of a Confiscation Order.

Prosecution of a class A drug will result in a higher sentence and could result in life imprisonment, a fine, or in some cases both.

Prosecution for supply of class B and C drugs can result in up to 14 years imprisonment, a fine, or in some cases both.

To be charged for drug supply, there does not need to be a transfer of money, simply giving a drug to a friend could amount to charges.

If you're facing prosecution for possession or intent to supply drugs complete our online enquiry form here.

What is the sentence for importing illegal drugs?
 
 

For a drug related conviction, you will likely receive a lengthy prison sentence. When sentencing for the importation of illegal drugs, the Judge will look at any aggravating or mitigating factors which could increase or reduce a sentence. The Court will consider:

  • the quantity of drug imported
  • the class of drug
  • the purity of the drug
  • Was the drug(s) imported with the intention of being sold or for personal use?
  • What was the role of the accused?

If you or someone you know is facing prosecution for drug importation contact our drug solicitors on 01772 220 022 or complete our online enquiry form.

Will my case be tried in the Crown Court?
 
 

All criminal cases start in the Magistrates Court but more serious offence are tried in the Crown Court. Due to the seriousness of the offence, the majority of cases involving drugs are tried in the Crown Court.

What is ‘conspiracy’ to supply/import drugs?
 
 

Conspiracy to supply or import drugs is an agreement between two or more people to either supply or import drugs. You don't have to be caught in possession of a drug or importing drugs to be prosecuted for conspiracy. The agreement to do so is the offence.

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