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Serious Drugs Offences
Possessing, supplying or intending to supply illegal drugs are all viewed as serious acts of misconduct in the eyes of the law, and the punishments, although varied, can be very tough. It is therefore important that you get the right legal representation to guide you through every step of the process.
If you have been accused of committing such an offence, speak to our serious drugs offence solicitors today by calling us on 0345 872 6666. Alternatively, fill in our online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
About Serious Drugs Offences
Drug offences come in various forms. Some of the most common charges are:
- Possessing or supplying illegal drugs
- Importation or trafficking illegal drugs
- Importation of prohibited drugs in contravention of prohibition or licence
Accusations of serious drugs offences can often be complex. Arrests made will sometimes arise out of large-scale operations and cases can be linked to other crimes, such as money laundering or conspiracies to defraud. Having the right legal team to guide you through the intricacies of these cases is therefore essential. At JMW, we provide a service that gets the right results.
How Are Drugs Classified?
Illegal drugs are broadly categorised into three categories:
- Class A includes ecstasy, cocaine, methadone, LSD, magic mushrooms and heroin
- Class B includes cannabis, barbiturates, codeine, mephedrone and amphetamines, such as speed
- Class C includes some tranquilisers, ketamine, GHB, benzyl piperazines and anabolic steroids
Why Choose JMW?
The consequences of being found guilty of a drugs offence are serious, so it is vital you seek expert legal advice immediately. At JMW, we offer a private client criminal law service that has been specifically developed for clients who require exclusive, partner-level representation and, given its bespoke nature, it is able to provide a dedicated, driven yet friendly approach from start to finish.
We have developed particular expertise in pharmaceutical cases, where individuals or corporate clients face allegations of large-scale importation of legal drugs in contravention of statutory prohibitions. A knowledge of the markets and international regulations in this type of case benefits our preparation in drugs cases generally.
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