Kangs Solicitors has been instructed to defend a client charged with Conspiracy to Convey Prohibited Articles (A & B) into one of Her Majesty’s Prisons.

Amandeep Murria of Kangs Solicitors outlines the relevant law.

The team at Kangs Solicitors is highly experienced defending clients charged with alleged criminal offences of every nature including those alleging conspiracy with others.

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The Relevant Law | Kangs Serious Crime Lawyers

Conspiracy

Section 1(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977 states:

1   ‘The offence of conspiracy

  • Subject to the following provisions of this Part of this Act, if a person agrees with any other person or persons that a course of conduct shall be pursued which, if the agreement is carried out in accordance with their intentions, either—
  • will necessarily amount to or involve the commission of any offence or offences by one or more of the parties to the agreement, or
  • would do so but for the existence of facts which render the commission of the

offence or any of the offences impossible,

 he is guilty of conspiracy to commit the offence or offences in question.’

Conveyance of articles into or out of prison

The Prison Act 1952 states:

40B Conveyance etc. of List A articles into or out of prison

‘(1) A person who, without authorisation—

(a)  brings, throws or otherwise conveys a List A article into or out of a prison,

(b)  causes another person to bring, throw or otherwise convey a List A article into or out of a prison,

(c)  leaves a List A article in any place (whether inside or outside a prison) intending it to come into the possession of a prisoner, or

(d)  knowing a person to be a prisoner, gives a List A article to him,

is guilty of an offence.

40C Conveyance etc. of List B …. articles into or out of prison

‘(1) A person who, without authorisation—

(a) brings, throws or otherwise conveys a List B article into or out of a prison,

(b) causes another person to bring, throw or otherwise convey a List B article into or out of a prison,

(c) leaves a List B article in any place (whether inside or outside a prison) intending it to come into the possession of a prisoner, or

(d) knowing a person to be a prisoner, gives a List B article to him,

is guilty of an offence.’

Classification of Articles

The Prison Act 1952 states at Section 40A:

‘A List A article is any article or substance in the following list (“List A”)—

  1. a controlled drug (as defined for the purposes of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971);
  2.  an explosive;
  3. any firearm or ammunition (as defined in section 57 of the Firearms Act 1968);
  4. any other offensive weapon (as defined in section 1(9) of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984).

‘A List B article is any article or substance in the following list (“List B”)—

  1. alcohol (as defined for the purposes of the Licensing Act 2003);
  2. a mobile telephone;
  3. a camera;
  4. a sound-recording device’.

How Can We Help? | Kangs Criminal Defence Solicitors

If any of the issues raised in the article affect you or you are concerned about your current predicament, it is advisable to seek early advice before you are contacted by any law enforcement agency. We can explain your rights to you and provide you with guidance on any likely future action.

We are experienced in:

  • advising clients before any arrests are made,
  • advising clients generally in all matters concerning alleged criminal activity,
  • representing clients in interviews under caution with all of the law enforcement agencies,  
  • negotiating with the law enforcement agencies to see if there is any prospect of mitigation avoiding prosecution or court trial,   
  • representation before all criminal courts to include the instruction of leading barristers in the country.

How Can I Contact You? | Kangs National Criminal Defence Solicitors

The teamat Kangs Solicitorsis available to assist clients in respect of all serious and complex criminal allegations.  

Hamraj Kang leads an award-winning team of solicitors nationally reputed for its excellence

in serious complex investigations of every nature.

We welcome new enquiries by telephone or email.

Our team of lawyers is available to meet at any of our offices in London, Birmingham or Manchester or, alternatively, we are happy to arrange meetings via video conferencing.

For initial enquires please contact:

Hamraj Kang
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Helen Holder
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Amandeep Murria
amurria@kangssolicitors.co.uk
0121 449 9888 | 020 7936 6396