A client of Kangs Solicitors has avoided jail following conviction for drugs offences.
The Circumstances | Kangs Criminal Defence Team
Following an accident in a car, in which our client was travelling as a passenger, the police discovered a large quantity of drugs in the vehicle.
Although our client was not found to be in possession of any drugs, his mobile phone contained evidence showing that he had been involved in the supply of both Class B and Class C drugs.
Defence Considerations | Kangs Criminal Defence Solicitors
Given the overwhelming evidence against our client, it was clear that he had no option other than to plead guilty and with the maximum prison sentence which he faced being fourteen years imprisonment, serious consideration and discussion was required to decide how to mitigate his position in pursuit of the best outcome that may be achievable for him.
Kangs Solicitors selected counsel, Michael Duck QC, and worked closely with him in the preparation of a basis of plea detailing our client’s position.
The Hearing | Kangs Criminal Trial Team
Whilst the Judge concluded, as anticipated, that a custodial sentence was inevitable, he was persuaded by the representations made on our client’s behalf not to impose an immediate custodial sentence.
Accordingly he imposed:
- a suspended sentence
- one hundred hours of unpaid work and
- costs and fines.
Client Comment | Kangs Drug Offence Defence Solicitors
The client and his family were extremely happy with the result and following the Hearing said:
‘Thanks so much for all your guidance and assistance during this difficult time! As a family we are happy with the best possible outcome. Thank you for your input in getting us there, it is really appreciated’.
How Can We Help? | Kangs Criminal Drugs Solicitors
Kangs Solicitors have a wealth of knowledge and experience in dealing with offences involving drugs of all description such as:
- fraudulent evasion of a prohibition by bringing into or taking out of the UK a controlled drug
- supplying a controlled drug
- offering to supply a controlled drug
- possession of a controlled drug with the intent to supply it to another
- production of a controlled drug
- permitting premises to be used for certain drugs offences
- possession of a controlled drug.
many of which may attract substantial custodial sentences, including life imprisonment.
It is important, therefore, that specialist advice is obtained from the outset.
Our specialist lawyers are able to provide advice and assistance throughout the entire criminal process, from the initial investigation/arrest by the police all the way through to Prosecution and Court.
Who Can I Contact For Help? | Kangs National Crime Defence Solicitors
Please feel free to contact our team through any of the lawyers named below who will be happy to provide you with some initial advice and assistance.