It may seem obvious that possession and supply of drugs are serious offences in our law. However, there are a number of ways anyone involved in any way with controlled substances can become subject to police investigation and prosecution even if they have neither been found in possession of drugs or have never supplied or imported any drugs. Drugs Offences are prosecuted in both the Crown courts and Magistrates Courts. The penalties for Drugs Offences are so wide ranging they go from perhaps a small fine for possession of a controlled substance to life imprisonment and an unlimited fine for a key player in a large-scale drugs operation.
The law governing drug offences not only targets those that Produce, Import, Possess or Supply controlled drugs but any person who enters into an agreement to take part in such offences. An agreement to take part in any part of a drugs supply operation is prosecuted as Conspiracy to Produce, Import or Supply Drugs. Note it is not necessary for you to have been found with drugs or caught producing, importing or supplying them. The agreement to do so is the Offence. Conspiracy to sell drugs, even where the supply has not occurred, is taken very seriously by the criminal justice system.
If you are under investigation by the police or have been charged with any Drugs Offence including Supply of Drugs and Conspiracy to Produce, Import or Supply Drugs, we strongly advise seeking expert legal advice from your first point of contact with the police.
In recent years, there has been a noticeable increase in charges for drugs conspiracies. One of the main purposes of the law on conspiracy is to prosecute all those who are party to a criminal operation, not just the main players. In a drug offence case, this would mean those with a minor level of involvement, like couriers, could also be convicted.
For a conspiracy to have taken place, the prosecution must show that the defendant was party to an agreement with one person or more, to commit a criminal offence. For example, he or she was party to an Agreement to Produce, Import or Sell controlled drugs. For a finding of conspiracy, it is not necessary that the defendant has completed the offence. The agreement is the offence. However, it must be shown that the defendant knew of the planned criminal conduct and intended to be involved in some way with that activity.
It won’t usually be easy for the prosecution to prove there has been an agreement to commit an offence. However, evidence will be put forward in order to infer an agreement between the defendants. It is at this point that the prosecution often rely on phone evidence, for example regular calls and text messages between two or more suspects that suggests a relationship exists.
Our highly accomplished Supply & Conspiracy to Produce, Import or Supply Solicitors are experts in defending Conspiracy cases and particularly in building your defence through analysis and interpretation of phone evidence. Our specialist team are available to assist you in every aspect of your case and are available 24/7 should you need emergency advice and representation at a police station.
Harris Solicitors has significant experience in representing clients in cases involving allegations of Drugs Conspiracies, including Conspiracy to Produce, Sell and Import Drugs.
Building a successful defence in these cases largely requires expertise in analysing and interpreting evidence gathered from defendants’ mobile phones and devices. This is an area where our firm has seen considerable success, securing a number of acquittals and reducing penalties in many high profile, complex cases. If you are under investigation for a Drugs Conspiracy, or you know someone who is, the sooner expert legal advice is sought from a Drugs Conspiracy & Supply specialist the better. Our solicitors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to advise, assist and represent you.
Our solicitors have been involved in many large-scale drugs conspiracy cases, including R v Ahmed, Operation Alamos and Operation Mach. In drug offence cases, we work closely with reputable independent experts who assist with the highly complex nature of cell site and telephone attribution evidence.
We take a robust approach, digging beyond the surface of the evidence presented and aggressively challenging the prosecution’s version of events. Allegations of drug offences are serious and can have a huge and long-lasting impact on defendants and their families. We protect our client’s best interests and make every effort to get them the best result possible.
It is important to seek legal advice for Drugs Conspiracy cases at an early stage. The team at Harris Solicitors are available every day to provide reliable advice and sensitive support. Contact us on 24/7 at our offices or emergency numbers.
If you have been accused of any offence relating to the Possession or Supply of Drugs or Conspiracy to Supply Drugs, don’t delay in seeking legal advice from our highly experienced team of Supply of Drugs & Conspiracy to Supply Defence Lawyers. We understand what is happening to you and know how to help. We represent clients in Bradford, Yorkshire and the surrounding areas as well across the whole of England and Wales. We regularly represent clients in Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Rochdale, Bolton, Doncaster, Manchester, Bury, Blackburn, York and Harrogate. You can contact our expert team of Supply of Drugs & Conspiracy to Supply Drugs Defence Solicitors at our Bradford office in West Yorkshire on 01274 392177. We offer a free, initial, no-obligation consultation and our services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please contact us on 07872835267 or 07590289197 out with normal working hours.
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