Drug Offence Solicitors
Bexleyheath, Blackheath & Petts Wood
There can be very severe penalties for drug offences including long custodial sentences or heavy fines. The severity of the sentence will depend on the classification of the drug, the seriousness of the offence and whether there are aggravating or mitigating factors.
We can help investigate your case. It is important to have a solicitor who knows the right questions to ask to obtain crucial evidence in support of your defence. We have the expertise to offer you the support you need, whether it is a simple possession case or a more complicated case involving large scale trafficking and multiple co-defendants.
Substances under classification
Heroin, Ecstasy, LSD, Crack, Cocaine, Magic Mushrooms, amphetamines (for injecting).
Pholcodine, Methylphenidate, Cannabis, Amphetamines.
Ketamine, Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate acid (GHB), tranquilisers, certain painkillers.
This offence is committed if caught in possession of a controlled substance, that is a Class A drug or a ‘more than minimal amount of class B or C drug. The maximum sentence is a 7-year prison sentence, although unless there are aggravating circumstances a prison sentence would be unusual.
Possession with intent to supply
This is treated more seriously than a simple possession case and is tried in a Crown Court. A custodial sentence is usual and the length of the sentence will depend upon the quantity and strength of the drugs and any aggravating factors.
If you wish to enter a guilty plea we can assist in ensuring that any sentence/fine is kept to a minimum. Factors that can be taken into account include a situation where the accused was placed under pressure to commit the crime or where the offence was committed for funding a drug habit.
Importation, Exportation and Production
These are the most serious drug offences. Such cases often involve large organisations where large quantities of drugs are involved. Evidence can be complex, involving mobile phone evidence, sat-nav evidence or forensic evidence and there may well be multi-defendants.
Several defences can be advanced and good forensic or other evidence are vital. We will make a thorough and detailed investigation and arrange appropriate expert evidence to counteract any prosecution evidence and to support any defence.
In these type of cases sentences and fines can be very severe and should you intend to plead guilty you will need a good lawyer to advance a clear legal argument to ensure that your sentence/fine is kept to a minimum.
Should you require legal advice concerning any drug-related offence please call us on 020 8301 4884 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The courts will also consider confiscating the proceeds of crime and any assets in your possession may be at risk including your home.