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The law on drug control has seen many changes over the past number of years and charges vary from possession of an illegal drug to large-scale drug trafficking operations.
If found guilty at court, serious and unsympathetic sentences can be given which therefore makes it important to have a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defence firm to defend your interests so that the best possible outcome can be obtained.
If you, a family member or friend have been: -
- Are On Bail or;
with a drug offence or offences then MJP solicitors can help.
At MJP we understand that being involved in a criminal drug investigation can be a stressful time on both you and your family and with our experience in large drug cases we are able to offer advice and representation at either the police station or at court. We also have a specialist department that can deal with confiscation orders and proceeds of crime that may accompany a drugs investigation, which means throughout your case we will be able to professionally deal with all aspects of the law.
Our lines are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year so if you require free advice or representation please call 0333 011 0515 today and speak to one of our criminal defence solicitors.
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The majority of drug offences are charged under The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and was implement to end the use of drugs for non-medicinal purposes. It describes what is illegal with regards to controlled substances.
Offences under this act include: -
- Possession with intent to supply.
- Production cultivation or manufacture.
- Supplying another person.
- Offering to supply another person.
- Allowing a premises to be used for the consumption (cannabis or opium only), supply or production.
Offences can also be charged under the Drugs Act 2005, Medicines Act 1968, Drug Trafficking Act 1994 and the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.
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Drugs are split up into 3 classifications: -
- Class A – Cocaine, Heroin, Ecstasy etc.
- Class B – Cannabis, Amphetamines, etc.
- Class C – Ketamine, Tranquillisers, etc.
with offences involving Class A drugs being the most serious. As an example supplying a Class C drug can carry a sentence of up to 14 years imprisonment where as supplying a Class A drug carries a sentence of up to life in prison.
Getting Advice & Representation
If you, or someone you know, require advice or representation by a solicitor for a drugs matter then you should contact us as soon as possible. Our services are available throughout England and Wales including the North West, Liverpool and Wirral. Our lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.