CONSPIRACY TO SUPPLY DRUGS
If you have you been accused of conspiracy to supply drugs, we can help you wherever you are based.
Conspiracy to supply drugs is a very serious offence, and can result in a lengthy prison sentence. It is important that you seek legal advice and representation immediately if you are facing such an allegation.
Our firm has a highly experienced Specialist Criminal Defence Team of Solicitors and Advocates who are ready to assist you. Our head office London but we can also available to represent clients all over England and Wales.
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We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you require urgent assistance, please contact us on our emergency number on 07738 802993.
What does “conspiracy to supply drugs” means?
A conspiracy is an agreement between two or more people to commit an unlawful act. In this context, the unlawful act is the planning and/or carrying out of the supply of illegal drugs. Whether the agreement is fulfilled or not is irrelevant, the intention to do so is sufficient to see you charged.
Any mere involvement in the planning or carrying out of the conspiracy could result in you being prosecuted for conspiracy to supply drugs. For example, giving a lift to a person carrying out the act of supplying drugs is potentially an offence.
A conspiracy to supply can refer to the supply of drugs with the intention to gain profit; however, it also refers to simply passing on illegal substances to another. For example, you can be charged with conspiracy to supply if you distribute drugs to friends without making any profit.
Class A drugs includes heroin, crack cocaine, LSD, ecstasy, crystal meth, magic mushrooms to name a few.
Class B drugs are usually less harmful than class A drugs. They include cannabis, amphetamines, barbiturate, codeine and ketamine, for example.
What happens to me if I am found guilty?
The burden of proof rests on the Prosecution. For you to be found guilty of conspiracy to supply drugs, the Prosecution must prove that:
You were aware that the drugs were being supplied,
You acted on that knowledge.
If you are found guilty of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, the maximum sentence that can be imposed is life imprisonment.
If you are found guilty of conspiracy to supply Class B drugs, the sentence will be lesser than for Class A drugs. The maximum sentence that can be imposed is 14 years imprisonment.
However, the Judge will refer to the Sentencing Guidelines and take into account various factors, such as your role in the conspiracy. There are three roles that the judge will refer to: leading role, significant role and lesser role.
The quantity of drugs involved in the conspiracy will also affect your sentence. Large-scale drugs operations will be treated with more severity than the supply of drugs to a few friends for personal use.
We can also mitigate on your behalf and invite the Judge to take into account your personal circumstances, for example:
Whether you are a vulnerable person;
Whether you were forced to take part in the conspiracy;
Whether you cooperated with the Police investigation;
Whether you benefited from the conspiracy.
Why Choose Us?
If you have been charged with conspiracy to supply drugs, you should seek immediate legal advice and representation. Your case will be handled by one of our experienced team.
We will provide you with advice and representation throughout the different stages of your case.
At the Police Station:
You are entitled to free legal advice at the Police Station. Should you be arrested on an allegation of conspiracy to supply drugs, it is pivotal you seek representation from the outset.
During the Police investigation, you may be subject to a Restraint Order, freezing your assets. We can assist you with varying this Order to ensure you are able to pay important bills and living expenses, such as mortgages. We can also assist in varying Restraint Orders to allow you to continue to operate your business.
At the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court:
If your matter proceeds to charge and then trial, our team will do its best to secure the best outcome for you. We work closely with highly experienced criminal defence barristers who we will instruct to represent you at Court.
We will thoroughly review the evidence against you and we will work on building a strong defence for you. When necessary, we will instruct forensics and other experts to assist with the preparation of your defence. Our highly trained team has extensive experience in securing not guilty verdicts.
How do I pay for my legal fees?
Please contact us to discuss your circumstances and possible funding options. If you do not have the finances to pay for legal advice, you may be eligible for Legal Aid funding.
How to get in contact
If you are facing allegations of conspiracy to supply drugs, do not delay and contact us on 020 7404 3004. Our specialist criminal defence solicitors can offer you a free initial consultation. All conversations will be dealt with full confidentiality. Alternatively, please email Ben Bansal at BenB@ikpsolicitors.com or Haroon Shah at HaroonS@ikpsolicitors.com
We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
If you have been arrested or are due to attend Court imminently and require urgent assistance, please contact us on our emergency number on 07738 802993.
We can assist wherever you are based and have offices in central London.