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Drugs Law

Possession of Drugs

If you have been arrested and the Police have found drugs in your possession, you must obtain legal advice before providing the Police with any information if they intend to question you under caution.

When will you be subject to a Drugs Test?

Any offence for drugs possession is commonly known as a trigger offence. This is a crime more often than not, involving obtaining money that could be used to purchase drugs or if the arrested person is known to Police for a previous drugs possession offence, or where a Police inspector has reason to believe that drugs have been used or involved in an offence. Therefore, in such circumstances, you will be subject to a drug test.

A Positive Result

If a person is tested for specific Class A drugs, the person will be required to make attendance with a drugs worker for two assessments. This is covered in Sections 9 and 10 of the Drugs Act 2005. If the person fails to attend, this failure will constitute an offence.

Positive Drugs Test

Anyone who after testing for drugs proves positive, and refuses to engage in a prescribed drugs treatment, may be refused bail at the Police Station or the magistrates court.

Read more about Controlled Substances →

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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