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Controlled Substances

Controlled substances have been a longstanding problem within society for decades, despite their illegal nature. Whether it is the sale, supply, production or importation of controlled substances, the punishment is very high in order to act as a deterrent for future drug offenders.

There are three classes of drugs: A, B and C. Class A includes crack cocaine, heroin and LSD. Class B includes amphetamines, barbiturates and cannabis. Class C includes Anabolic steroids, benzodiazepines (diazepam) and gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB). Each class has its own implications. For example, if you are caught in possession of a Class A drug, you can be sentenced for up to 7 years in prison. If you are caught producing or supplying a Class A drug, you may face up to life in prison, an unlimited fine or both. These high sentences serve as a deterrent for others thinking about becoming involved in drugs.

It is routine for controlled substance cases to be very evidence based, and often the evidence is very technical. This is why it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible to avoid misinterpreted evidence.

If you have been accused of involvement with a controlled substance of any kind, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible. We appreciate that this may be a very difficult and stressful time and we can assure you that we will make this process run as smooth as possible. At Bloomsbury Law, we understand that no case is the same. This is why we work on a bespoke level to provide you with the best service possible. If you are seeking legal advice, call one of our specialists, we will listen to your situation, answer any enquiries that you may have, and advise you accordingly once we are instructed.

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Recent changes to Legal Aid have meant that funding is now very limited for criminal cases, we do not feel that it is possible to represent clients to the standard that we would think is necessary and therefore, we do not therefore offer Legal Aid.

What do I do next?

Contact us online or speak to one of our dedicated specialists on 0207 998 7777 for a free initial consultation. With our vast experience in the field, our bilingual speaking team will work with you to ensure this process runs as smooth as possible. All information you provide us with is treated with the utmost confidentiality.

We will contact you no later than the next working day to arrange a meeting at our offices in London W1 to advise on the agreement.

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