Drug Offence Solicitors

If you are looking for a team of Solicitors that specialise in defending drug offences, then we are on hand to assist across the country.

If you have been accused of producing, importing, or possessing with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class A or Class B, then you seek urgent legal advice.

These are extremely serious offences and sentences can vary hugely. Whether you have been accused, charged or released on bail for any drug offence, Imran Khan and Partners Solicitors have decades of experience in advising clients in relation to drug offences.

Free Initial Telephone Discussion

For a free initial telephone discussion, please call us on 020 7404 3004 or email info@ikpsolicitors.com and we'll be in touch shortly. We can help clients wherever you are based across England and Wales.

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 are drug offences?

For an offence to occur, the drug must be a controlled drug.  There are many controlled drugs, and the below list is not exhaustive:

  • Class A: Crack cocaine, cocaine, ecstasy (MDMA), heroin, LSD, magic mushrooms, methadone, methamphetamine (crystal meth)

  • Class B: Amphetamines, barbiturates, cannabis, codeine, ketamine, methylphenidate (Ritalin), synthetic cannabinoids, synthetic cathinones (for example mephedrone, methoxetamine)

  • Class C drugs: Anabolic steroids, benzodiazepines (diazepam), gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB), gamma-butyrolactone (GBL), piperazines (BZP), khat

There is a wide range of drug offences. These include:

  • Possession offences: You possess a controlled drug or you possess with intent to supply a controlled drug to another;

  • Supply offences: Supplying a controlled drug, being concerned in a supply, offering to supply or being concerned in an offer to supply;

  • Importation (or exportation) of a controlled drug which is prohibited or restricted;

  • Fraudulent evasion of a prohibition by bringing into or taking out of the UK a controlled drug

  • Production offence: For example if you grow cannabis, or if you produce a controlled dug, this is likely to amount to a production offence;

  • You could also face criminal proceedings if you permit premises under your control to be used to produce a controlled drug.

Will I be prosecuted for a drug offence?

This will depend on a number of factors. The Crown Prosecution Service will need to decide if it is in the general public interest to prosecute you, and whether there is a realistic prospect of conviction.

What sentence will I get if I am facing drug charges?

If you are convicted, the sentence will you get will be decided by the court using the Sentencing Guidelines [https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Drug-offences-definitive-guideline-Web.pdf ]. A sentence for the same offence could range from a simple fine to many years in prison.

For example, if you are found in possession of a controlled drug of Class A, you could face up to 7 years in custody, an unlimited fine, or both.

It is vital therefore that if you are facing drug charges you get the correct advice at the earliest possible stage.

Why Choose Us?

Our expert solicitors have extensive experience. We can best advise you if you contact us at the earliest possible stage, preferably even before you are charged.  

Good advice at the police station stage can often have a significant impact on the outcome of your case.  We can advise you in a wide range of circumstances: For example if you are allegedly participating to a county line, if you are accused of being part of a large scale conspiracy, or simply if you have a child who is a victim of trafficking: For example, if your child has been forced to act for others.

We are flexible and adapt to all possible circumstances.  We will only ever act in your best interests.

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 drug offences, 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.