Drugs offences are primarily prosecuted under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Offences range from simple possession of lower level drugs through to possession with intent to supply, importation and cultivation.
Q&A Legal has vast experience of defending the most serious of drugs allegations.
The firm’s reputation for commitment and thorough defence work as resulted us attracting some of the most serious criminal cases in the country.
Controlled (illegal) drugs fall into three categories – A, B and C with A being the most serious class of drug and C the least serious:
• Class A including drugs such as cocaine, heroin and ecstasy
• Class B including drugs such as cannabis, amphetamines
• Class C including drugs such as diazepam and anabolic steroids
Most of the offences under the Misuse of Drugs Acts are considered “Criminal lifestyle offences” and consequently, in the event of conviction, confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 are almost inevitable.
Cases of conspiracy to supply or import drugs often involve:
• Undercover police operations
• Complex telephone evidence
• Detailed forensic investigations involving DNA, fingerprints
• Analysis of drugs.
• Covert Recordings
• Police intelligence