Kangs Solicitors has successfully defended a client, at Birmingham Crown Court, who was charged with producing a controlled drug of Class B, contrary to section 4(2)(a) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

A defence contained within the Modern Slavery Act 2015 was successfully identified and submitted on behalf of our client.   

Amandeep Murria of Kangs Solicitors has been defending clients facing criminal charges of every nature for well over twenty years.

Kangs Solicitors is rated as one of the best criminal law firms in the country being ranked in both the leading legal directories, Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

Our team is led by Hamraj Kang who is recognised as a leading expert in the field of criminal law. He is ranked in the top tier by both the leading directories, the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

Other members of the team are ranked in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

For an initial no obligation discussion, please call our Team at any of our offices detailed below:

The Allegations | Kangs Serious Drugs Offences Defence Solicitors

The Prosecution alleged that our client was:  

  • involved in an operation to produce large amounts of cannabis;
  • a trusted individual required to manage and operate the enterprise;
  • aware of the scale of the operation and performed a role for financial gain.        

The Relevant Law | Kangs Complex Crime  Defence Solicitors

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 provides:

Section 45 Defence for slavery or trafficking victims who commit an offence

‘(1) A person is not guilty of an offence if—

(a) the person is aged 18 or over when the person does the act which constitutes the offence,

(b) the person does that act because the person is compelled to do it,

(c) the compulsion is attributable to slavery or to relevant exploitation, and

(d) a reasonable person in the same situation as the person and having the person’s relevant characteristics would have no realistic alternative to doing that act.

(2) A person may be compelled to do something by another person or by the person’s circumstances.

(3) Compulsion is attributable to slavery or to relevant exploitation only if—

(a) it is, or is part of, conduct which constitutes an offence under section 1 or conduct which constitutes relevant exploitation, or

(b) it is a direct consequence of a person being, or having been, a victim of slavery or a victim of relevant exploitation.

(4) A person is not guilty of an offence if—

(a) the person is under the age of 18 when the person does the act which constitutes the offence,

(b) the person does that act as a direct consequence of the person being, or having been, a victim of slavery or a victim of relevant exploitation, and

(c) a reasonable person in the same situation as the person and having the person’s relevant characteristics would do that act.’

How We Assisted Our Client | Kangs Criminal Defence Solicitors

Our client’s defence relying on the law contained within the Modern Slavery Act 2015 was submitted both at the investigation stage and when our client appeared at Court.

By way of preparation of our client’s defence, the Team at Kangs Solicitors:

  • represented and supported our client when interviewed under caution at the Police Station,
  • thoroughly examined all the material served by the Prosecution,
  • attended our client obtaining his instructions in detail and advised him upon his position having regard to the potential defence provided by the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the appropriate course to adopt,
  • identified and instructed experienced counsel appropriate to present our client’s defence at court.

The Successful Outcome | Kangs Modern Slavery Act Solicitors

Following detailed discussions with the Prosecution based upon the potential defence contained within the Modern Slavery Act 2015 a referral was made under the National Referral Mechanism the result of which confirmed our client was a victim as described within the Modern Slavery Act.   

Accordingly, the matter was successfully concluded when:     

  • the Prosecution offered no evidence ;
  • a ‘Not Guilty’ verdict was formally announced by the Court.

How to Contact Us | Kangs National Criminal Defence Solicitors

At Kangs Solicitors we understand the pressures faced by clients when faced with any allegation of criminal conduct and the attention to detail and commitment required to the preparation of a client’s defence when seeking the most successful result available.

We welcome new enquiries by telephone or email.

Our team of lawyers is available to meet at our offices in London, Birmingham or Manchester or, alternatively, we are happy to arrange an initial no obligation meeting via telephone or video conferencing.

If you require any advice or assistance in relation to any allegations of criminal activity, please feel free to contact our team through any of the following:  

Helen Holder
hholder@kangssolicitors.co.uk
0121 449 9888 | 020 7936 6396

Suki Randhawa
srandhawa@kangssolicitors.co.uk
0121 449 9888 | 020 7936 6396 

Amandeep Murria
amurria@kangssolicitors.co.uk
0161 817 5020 | 020 7936 6396