Consult professional Drug Possession and Supply Offence Solicitors UK now
Our professional Drug Possession and Supply Offence Solicitors UK can give skilled legal advice and representation if you are under investigation or charged with drug possession or supply offences. The Misuse of Drugs Act of 1971 classifies drugs subject to legislative supervision. Controlled substances are divided into three categories: ‘Class A’ (heroin, cocaine, or ecstasy), ‘Class B’ (cannabis or amphetamines), and ‘Class C’ (narcotics) (e.g. diazepam). Temporary classification is also provided for in the Act.
The Act establishes several drug-related offences, including:
Learn more about ‘possession’ and consequences from our Drug Offence Solicitors UK
Possession is a legal term that is not as straightforward as it appears. If there is evidence that the narcotics are in your ‘custody and control,’ you will be judged to be in possession of them.
Additionally, you must be aware of the substance’s quality to be considered ‘possession’ of it. This effectively means that if you thought you were in possession of heroin, but it turned out to be cocaine, you would have no defence.
If you are detected in possession of narcotics, you will most likely be arrested and questioned under oath, as detailed in our separate handbook. The medicines will be confiscated and sent to a laboratory for analysis, and they will be tested to determine their identity and controlled drugs under the classification described above.
What happens in the course of a drug possession trial?
While this is being done, you may be freed under investigation, and it could take many weeks. The police and the Crown Prosecution Service will next assess whether or not you should be prosecuted for a crime.
The police may grant you a formal caution if you are caught with a minor number of drugs. To be eligible for caution, you must admit to the offence; as a result, you should get legal assistance before pursuing this alternative. There may also be repercussions if you are cautioned (which may need to be declared in certain professions or when travelling to certain countries)
Our criminal defence team at CAS is recognised as a premier firm in the field of criminal defence of any kind, including drug possession and supply. You can easily connect with our Drug Offence Solicitors UK through call or email, and we are available at 02039300780 and email@example.com, respectively.