Offences for illegal drugs can take many forms. If you are caught with a Class B “controlled substance” such as cannabis in your possession you can face up to five years in jail, while supplying a Class A drug like heroin carries a possible life sentence.
If you and others hatch a plan to carry out a criminal offence, such as dealing in a Class A drug, this is known as ‘conspiracy to supply’ and a conviction for this could also see you locked up for life.
Penalties for drug offences can be particularly harsh; for example, you can be charged with possession if you only have a small amount, if you did not know it was a controlled substance, or even if it is not yours.
How we can help
If you are suspected of a drugs offence it is essential to consult specialist Criminal Defence Lawyers as soon as possible so they can advise you of your rights and immediately look at every possible defence.
The Criminal Defence Team at MW Solicitors has a wide range of experience of defending all forms of drugs offences including:
- possession with intent to supply;
- conspiracy to supply;
- trafficking; and
- driving under the influence of drugs.
Our specialist Criminal Defence Solicitors understand the complex nature of drugs allegations and have the expertise to gather all the relevant facts, scrutinise all the evidence against you and build a solid defence to help clear your name.
We will be with you throughout the whole upsetting process, giving you legal advice during the police interview and ensuring your rights are protected. If you are charged, we will fight for your right to bail and ensure you have the best possible advocates at the trial to cross-examine witnesses, question every aspect of the prosecution case and win you the best possible outcome.
We offer a variety of funding options including legal aid (depending on your financial situation and the seriousness of the offence) or you may wish to privately fund your defence. We offer fixed fees where possible to give you certainty from the outset.
At MW Solicitors, Our Mission is "To make quality legal services accessible to everyone" including those arrested or charged with drug offences.