Conviction for drugs offences relating to Class A and Class B drugs may rely on the type of drug involved and evidence of intent to supply the substance.
Drugs offences involving Class A drugs – heroin, cocaine, crystal meth, Ecstasy and licensed drugs like Temazepam – carry the heaviest penalties because the substances involved are highly addictive and are potentially damaging to health.
Drugs supply and possession involving Class B drugs like cannabis, ketamine, methadrone and amphetamines may carry less severe penalties for possession – but charges relating to serious crimes such as importation or supply can result in lengthy jail sentences.
Charges for supply and possession commonly involve:
Charges may also involve supplying a minor with a controlled drug – and in some cases, charges such as manslaughter may apply if supplying a drug results in the death of another person.
Not everyone charged with supply or possession of a controlled drug will be guilty of the charges – and it is vital to take legal advice as soon as possible for offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act and /or the Medicines Act, or if there is a likelihood of police interview under caution.
Duncan Lewis crime lawyers have a successful track record in defending charges relating to drug supply or drug possession involving Class A and/or Class B drugs – and offer clients facing charges for drugs offences robust criminal defence services to ensure the best possible outcome.
The Duncan Lewis Crime Department is ranked in Legal 500 2014 for its General Crime and White Collar Fraud Work.
Duncan Lewis crime lawyers have acknowledged expertise in case building based on a sound knowledge of the criminal justice system – and the ability to assemble compelling evidence and documentation in criminal cases involving drug supply and/or drug possession relating to Class A and/or Class B drugs.
Duncan Lewis represents clients at Police Stations, Magistrates’ Courts, Crown Courts, and at Appeal Courts such as the Court of Appeal – and has highly experienced Higher Court Advocates with a background in conducting serious matters such as murder and rape.
Clients do not have to wait until they have been arrested to contact Duncan Lewis about any criminal charges – our team can advise from the initial stages of a police inquiry, or if it is likely a client may be arrested to face a criminal charge involving drug supply or drug possession charges.
Duncan Lewis crime lawyers can also advise on Civil Liberties matters such as wrongful arrest, false imprisonment and prisoners’ rights in custody – as well as advising on appeals against conviction or sentencing for drug supply or drug possession convictions.
All Duncan Lewis criminal solicitors are highly trained and highly experienced – and are dedicated to offering the best criminal defence services to our clients at police stations, courts and prisons.
There are Duncan Lewis offices nationwide – including more than 20 offices across London and the southeast and in all major cities across England and Wales.
A member of the Duncan Lewis criminal defence team can usually reach a client at a police station or court within 45 minutes to offer expert legal advice on all criminal charges and for police interview under caution.
We aim for the best possible outcome for clients facing charges relating to drug supply or drug possession – call Duncan Lewis any time on 020 7923 4020 for expert legal advice.
For 24/7 help at a police station in England and Wales, call the Duncan Lewis Emergency Hotline on 020 7275 2036.
Duncan Lewis is a leading provider of Legal Aid criminal defence services –Legal Aid is means tested and may only be available in certain circumstances.
Duncan Lewis can advise further on Legal Aid at the initial client meeting.
In cases where a client may not be eligible for Legal Aid, Duncan Lewis criminal solicitors offer competitively-priced fee levels for private client representation – with fixed fees and advance notice of any costs whenever possible.
In some criminal cases, after the event insurance may be an option and Duncan Lewis will advise on an appropriate level of insurance to cover the potential costs of defending a criminal case and to pay any costs imposed by the court.
Call Duncan Lewis Criminal Solicitors to discuss drug supply and drug possession charges on 020 7923 4020.