This area of criminal law covers many different factual scenarios. Some cases of possession of drugs will perhaps involve a simple error of judgement in hindsight due to naïve experimentation. However, some allegations involving more serious activities such as supply, importation and production, can involve largescale Police operations, mobile phone and cell site analysis, and covert surveillance over long periods of time, not only in the UK but also in Europe and beyond.
At Reeds, we have extensive experience in representing clients whose livelihoods are put at risk by virtue of allegations made by the Crown Prosecution Service or HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) involving the importation, production, cultivation, supply and possession of controlled drugs. We offer expert advice and assistance in this field from the investigation stage, where you may be awaiting a charging decision or an interview with Police or HM customs, to representation in proceedings following charge at the Magistrates or Crown Court. Our in-house advocates are frequently consulted while our clients are still in the investigation stage, so you can be sure that your case is being expertly directed from the very beginning.
We understand, and have experience of, clients becoming unwittingly involved in serious allegations of drug trafficking and are acutely aware of the negative impact a conviction for a drugs offence can have on an individual’s personal and professional life and reputation. With that in mind, we take great care in the thorough preparation of our client’s cases, carefully examining all the evidence, and developing and presenting challenges where available, with the input of our network of leading forensic and scientific experts.
Our barristers and solicitor-advocates can offer a first rate service to those who require advice and assistance, and the very best in advocacy, should your case go to court. In the event of conviction and sentence, offences involving drug trafficking will very often be followed by confiscation proceedings and we understand the importance of ensuring that you are fully advised about these hugely important issues from the very outset. Depending on the circumstances of a particular case, confiscation can have a dramatic effect on an individual’s assets and potentially those of family members. In our opinion these proceedings require specialised legal help to ensure a fair and just result. Our team is able to provide it.
For more information about how we can help, if you are under investigation or facing prosecution for any drugs related offence, contact any member of Chambers. You can also click here to provide us with your details and a member of Chambers will contact you as soon as possible.
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