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Drug Offences

If you’ve been arrested or charged with drug offences such as the possession or the supply of drugs, we can help you. As criminal law specialists, we can give you the best advice about dealing with your case to get the most favourable result.

Our criminal team have years of experience dealing with less serious offences such as possession of class c drugs in the Magistrates’ Court, to the most serious conspiracy to supply class A drugs cases in the Crown Court.

Call our 24h helpline

07912 784485

All allegations relating to drugs matters start in the police station

This is an important stage of the process, and what you say in the interview could determine the outcome if the case is charged and heard at court. It is of vital importance that you get the correct legal advice before and during the interview process.

If you have been charged and due to appear at court, we can represent you during this challenging and stressful process.

The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 is the law that deals with drug offences.

Whether your case is dealt with at the Magistrates’ Court or the Crown Court will depend on the seriousness of the offence. Simple possession cases are usually dealt with at the Magistrates’ Court. More serious offences such as possession with the intent to supply class A drugs would be dealt with in the Crown Court.

In the Magistrates’ Court, the maximum sentence is six months for one offence and up to twelve months for two or more offences.

In the Crown Court, some offences under The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 carry life imprisonment. However, in the majority of cases, the sentences would be significantly less.

Drugs offences we deal with include:
  • Conspiracy to supply drugs
  • Importation of drugs
  • Simple possession of drugs
  • Possession with the intent to supply drugs
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs

We want to help you if you’ve been arrested or charged with a drugs offence. If you’re at the police station, a member of our expert team will attend and give you legal advice and representation.

If the matter is charged and due to be heard at court, our solicitors can represent you at the Magistrates’ Court. If your case is being heard at the Crown Court, we will instruct a highly experienced barrister who has extensive experience of dealing with drugs matters to represent you.

Why should I choose Castle Solicitors?

We understand

24 hours a day you can contact us if you require legal advice.

We’re experienced

We don’t like losing, so if matters do go to trial, you’re guaranteed a solicitor who has a successful track record.

We win

Our goal is always to get the very best result for our clients, whether that be the police taking no further action, preventing someone from receiving a custodial sentence or clearing a client’s name with an acquittal after trial.

What should I do now?

Contact us by calling on 0121 226 3636, emailing admin@castlesolicitors.co.uk or even sending a message from this website on the contact page. We will call you back as soon as possible (usually within 2 hours) but in any event no later than 24 hours.

For emergencies, you can also contact our 24-hour helpline on 07912 784485

Remember

If you have been arrested to simply ask for Castle Solicitors at the police station and we will receive the call.