TV Edwards’ team of expert solicitors are experienced in defending clients accused of the full range of drug offences.
Drug control legislation covers a wide array of offences, from possession of small amounts of drugs for personal use, to county lines conspiracies and importation operations. At TV Edwards we are familiar with all levels of alleged offending, and understand that even more minor accusations can have serious consequences on our clients’ reputations and careers.
Types of Offences
The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 governs most offences relating to drugs, and also divides substances into the following categories:
- Class A – these are treated most seriously, and include drugs such as heroin, cocaine and ecstasy/MDMA;
- Class B – this includes cannabis, ketamine and amphetamines;
- Class C – this includes khat, steroids and some benzodiazepines.
There are a number of potential offences, which can be applied to any class of drug:
- Possession of controlled drugs;
- Possession with intent to supply;
- Being concerned in the supply;
- Conspiracy to supply;
- Importation of controlled drugs;
- Production of controlled drugs;
TV Edwards’ team of expert solicitors are experienced in defending clients accused of the full range of drug offences. We regularly represent individuals subject to police investigation, and will seek to engage with investigators early with a view to avoiding prosecution. Where cases proceed to Court, we instruct skilled barristers to represent our clients, and work with them as well as expert witnesses to prepare an optimal defence case.
Even accusations of low level drug offences can have significant impact on our clients. Cautions and convictions for drug possession can lead to travel restrictions and often require individuals to disclose the circumstances to their employer. We will work with you to address these issues, and seek to minimise the impact on your life.
Convictions for more serious drug offences can lead to custodial sentences as well as confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Our expert team will advise you on every step of the process in order to achieve the best possible outcome for you.