drug offence solicitors

Drug offences are taken very seriously by the courts. If you’re found guilty, you can face imprisonment or an unlimited fine, so you will need to speak to a defence solicitor as soon as possible whether you are already charged or believe you are being investigated.

At Burton Copeland, our experienced team of drug defence lawyers understand the complications of this type of law and can help assist with the following type of charges:

  • Drugs possession
  • Importation of controlled drugs
  • Possession with intent to supply
  • Production of a controlled drug
  • Psychoactive substances
  • Importation of controlled drugs
  • Supplying controlled drugs and being concerned in the supply

To speak to a member of the Burton Copeland team for advice on a drug offence, you can either call us on 0161 827 9500 , or fill in our contact form and we will get back to you.

which drugs are illegal?

The law surrounding drugs can be incredibly complex, which is why you should speak to an expert. Controlled drugs are split up into three classes:

  • Class A drugs include heroin, ecstasy, cocaine, methadone, LSD and magic mushrooms
  • Class B drugs include cannabis, amphetamines, barbiturates, codeine, mephedrone and some synthetic cannabinoids
  • Class C drugs include tranquilisers, ketamine, anabolic steroids, GHB and benzyl piperazines

Penalties on drugs offences are wide ranging from a fine up to life imprisonment. They will depend on a number of factors including; the offence, the classification, role in the offence as well as the quantity and purity of the drug, whether you have any previous convictions as well as other aggravating or mitigating factors.

Our criminal law defence solicitors can help with any type of drug offence.

how burton copeland can help

The drug offence team understand the ramifications being caught in possession or supplying drugs can have on your life and can provide support no matter what point your case is at, including:

  • The initial arrest
  • While you’re being investigated
  • When you’re released on bail
  • Once you’ve been charged

We will advise you on how your case will likely progress, including the range of sentencing you could face should you be found guilty. Our team of knowledgeable criminal defence lawyers will do everything in their power to fight for your best interests with the intention of getting your penalty reduced or removed altogether.

contact us today

If you or a family member has been arrested for a drug offence, you can get in touch with our Manchester-based solicitors 24 hours a day, seven days a week for assistance. Either call us on 0161 827 9500 or complete our online form and we'll get right back to you.