Kangs Solicitors has recently defended a client, before Wolverhampton Crown Court, charged with possession of a controlled drug of Class A with intent to supply namely cocaine and diamorphine and successfully assisted him in avoiding an immediate term of imprisonment.
Helen Holder of Kangs Solicitors reports on this successful outcome.
Why Choose Kangs Solicitors? | Our Experience and Credentials
Kangs Solicitors has been defending clients charged with alleged criminal conduct since it was established in 1997.
We are rated as one of the best criminal law firms in the country and we are top ranked in both the leading legal directories, the Legal 500 and Chambers UK.
Kangs Solicitors won the Legal 500 award for ‘Criminal & Fraud Law Firm of the Year’.
Legal 500 | 2020 Edition states:
‘This is a first-class firm with unrivalled experience. The team is intelligent, hardworking and seems determined to do a professional job. Whether the case is serious or trivial the same amount of care is taken’.
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The Circumstances | Kangs Drugs Offences Defence Solicitors
- Our client was charged with possession on 10 March 2020 of a controlled drug of Class A, namely cocaine and Diamorphine, with intent to supply.
- Our client was not charged with the offences until early 2021 when he pleaded guilty at the Crown Court on a basis that he had been recruited by others to act as a driver to assist in someone else’s drug supply enterprise.
How We Assisted Our Client | Kangs Criminal Defence Solicitors
In preparation for the court proceedings, the Team at Kangs Solicitors, inter alia:
- attended our client discussing the circumstances and taking his detailed instructions,
- advised our client on his position and the appropriate way in which to proceed,
- advised upon the nature of a Basis of Plea,
- discussed and obtained Character References to support our client’s mitigation to put before the Court,
- assisted our client in the preparation of a letter of apology to be presented to the Court,
- identified and instructed suitable Counsel to represent our client at court and attended both him and client by way of preparation.
The Sentencing Hearing | Kangs Crown Court Trial Solicitors
- At the Sentencing Hearing the Prosecution submitted that our client had played a significant role in the criminal activity and that the appropriate sentencing range for the court to consider, based upon the Sentencing Guidelines, had a starting point of four years six months imprisonment with a range of three years six months to seven years.
- A carefully prepared and detailed mitigation was presented to the court on behalf of our client together with numerous references that had been obtained on his behalf and his letter of apology.
- Having considered all aspects, including a Pre-Sentence Report, the Judge accepted that our client had not played a significant role in the criminal activity and that he had played a lesser role.
- Accordingly, the Court concluded that this lesser role attracted a sentencing starting point of three years imprisonment with a range of two to four and a half years imprisonment.
- After taking into account the mitigation and credit for a guilty plea, our client was sentenced to twenty-two months imprisonment, suspended for two years and was ordered to comply with a curfew for four months and undertake Rehabilitation Activity Requirements with the Probation Service.
Naturally, our client was extremely relieved to have avoided an immediate custodial sentence.
Who Can I Contact For Help? | Kangs National Criminal Defence Solicitors
Our expert criminal defence team is here to assist you and is available 24/7 on telephone number 07989 521210
Hamraj Kang leads the award-winning team of lawyers nationally recognised for its excellence and expertise in the area of criminal defence work.
We welcome enquiries by telephone or email.
We provide an initial no obligation consultation from our offices in London, Birmingham and Manchester.
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