If you were caught in physical possession of a controlled substance you will be charged with possession. This applies whether or not you knew the drug was ‘controlled’. You will be charged with possession if you are found to have any amount of a Class A drug in your possession or ‘more than a minimal quantity of a Class B or C drug”. The level of sentencing for possession depends on the specific circumstances and the classification of the drug. The maximum penalties you could receive if found guilty include the following:
7 years imprisonment and/or unlimited fine – Class A drug
5 years imprisonment and/or unlimited fine – Class B drug
2 years imprisonment and/or unlimited fine – Class C drug
We have in-depth experience of supporting those charged with possession. If you require top class legal advice on a possession charge then don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01254 505090 and use our online contact form.
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