Conspiracy to Supply Class A Drugs Solicitors
At JD Spicer Zeb Solicitors, we have over 40 years’ experience in advising clients who have been charged with serious drug offences. We have an impressive track record of having dealt with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs cases at all stages and are specialists in defending charges related to drug offences.
We represent clients accused in these cases from all walks of life. We receive a lot of work by word of mouth referrals from other clients as result of our reputation for first class representation .
- Have your friends or family been arrested?
- Are you required to attend the police station by appointment?
- Bailed to return to the police station?
- Charged to attend court?
- Received a postal summons or requisition?
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There is limited recourse for you if you are falsely accused. Click a selection of the cases we have covered. The best thing you can do is to instruct an excellent solicitor from the outset.
Our team of lawyers are knowledgeable and work in the local courts. We have an excellent reputation for first class representation and our clients continue to recommend us.
We are on standby to attend the police station 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Our representatives are fully trained and deal with these cases frequently. We will give you the best advice for your case.
Our expert Solicitors have an in-depth understanding of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and have also developed relationships with some of the most highly skilled criminal barristers in the UK who we can instruct to represent you. We will do whatever it takes to secure the best outcome in your case; providing support to you and your family from arrest to trial.
We have offices in London, Birmingham, and Manchester and our team can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergency legal advice and representation. If you have been arrested for conspiracy to supply class A drugs, it is crucial to contact us immediately so we can influence the case in your favour from the outset
How can we help?
We always work with the most experienced and best leading UK barristers, KCs (Kings Counsel). We cover all criminal cases 24/7 at the police station and court. Offices in London, Birmingham, and Manchester cover cases across England and Wales. We can offer Legal Aid and affordable Private fee agreements. We can see you the same day, including virtually. Our Senior Partners supervise all of our cases.
How quickly do you respond?
We respond quickly even during out of hours. We do not get our work by paying for online adverts but based on the fact that few criminal law firms can match our 45 years of experience. Most of our cases are still from word-of-mouth recommendations from satisfied clients. We are called daily by dissatisfied clients from firms with less experience than us. We respond very quickly to new enquiries. We know what clients seek and so we update clients rapidly.
Can you get cases dropped?
We always keep you updated and give straightforward advice. We will get cases dropped early where the case is weak or should not be prosecuted. We will be upfront with you about where you can benefit from a good result with an early guilty plea, such as a discount on your sentence. As we work on cases across all levels with clients from all walks of life, we are excellent at giving clear, spot-on advice. As an established firm, we can allocate a whole team to your case often at short notice to secure evidence to minimise the damage to you.
Have you won any awards?
OUR PROFESSIONAL BODY THE LAW SOCIETY AWARDED US IN OCTOBER 2020 WITH THE EXCELLENCE IN CLIENT SERVICE AWARD AND STATED -
"JD Spicer Zeb demonstrated a clear commitment to client service through their work with vulnerable and diverse individuals in what can be severely traumatic circumstances".
Do you offer free consultations?
Where it is possible, we aim to provide an initial consultation to you. If we can speak to you, we can if required inform you about –
- Whether we can take the case on and our relevant experience.
- Public and private funding benefits.
- Assistance in applying for legal aid where we are likely to accept instructions.
- An outline of options in police interview only. We will not advise you on which option to adopt.
- Providing our free written guide explaining the police station process.
- The gravity of routine and day-to-day offences you face.
- Consequences of not attending the court or police station.
- Consequences of interfering with any witnesses.
- Retaining any evidence in support of your case.
- If possible an outline of the elements of the offence that the police or CPS must prove.
- This consultation will normally be by telephone or email and will only be for as long as we deem necessary to establish if we can act for you. If we cannot usefully give you any advice in this manner then we will not continue with the consultation. We will not discuss the case in depth for you to be able to decide on your plea or any significant aspect of the case, as this cannot be undertaken informally.
- Referring you, if possible, to other firms for matters out of our specialism or if we cannot help.
Consultations do not apply to the following cases –
- If we do not intend to take the case on.
- Road Traffic cases, drink driving, drug driving, driving bans, speeding, no insurance, mobile phone use, points etc.
- In all cases where we do not have the capacity to take your case or the availability of suitably qualified staff to provide an initial free consultation. This is applicable in all cases but especially where a more senior lawyer is required because of your personal needs or the complexity of the case.
- Harassment/stalking/ coercive behaviour/malicious communications or road traffic cases and most sensitive cases. These cases are often too complicated to assess in short consultations.
- The locations concerned may be too distant to represent you adequately or it may not be cost-effective for you or us.
- The case is too complicated to assess or raises various charges or facts, complexity, or history to be considered informally or in a short consultation.
- In most Legal aid transfers where legal aid is granted to another firm except in very grave cases, we may assess the case and merits for a transfer.
- If your relationship has broken down with your existing solicitor or several solicitors.
- If you have been released under investigation and have already had a police station attendance.
- If you hold legal aid with another firm and seek a second opinion.
- If you are calling on behalf of the client as a friend or family member unless you have full authority and full facts.
- To businesses.
- Advising whether you were given good advice by your other solicitor.
- Whether to decide to plead guilty or not guilty.
- Whether you have an arguable defence in law or factually complicated defences.
- Any advice you have had after your first court appearance.
- Any advice on appeal on conviction or sentence.
- If we feel we are unable to communicate with you.
- If we are likely to be conflicted or breach our professional rules.
Led by Senior partner, Umar Zeb, our team can represent you in the Magistrates’ Court or Crown Court. In addition, our team can provide 24-hour police station representation. Because anything you say or do upon arrest can affect the outcome of your criminal matter, we provide expert advice at a crucial time, ensuring your best interests are always protected.
As a Lexcel accredited law firm, JD Spicer Zeb Solicitors we meet the uppermost levels of excellent management and customer care set by the Law Society of England and Wales. In addition, we were awarded the Law Society Excellence in Practice Management Award in 2012. Our team of Solicitors speak multiple languages, and we have approved external interpreters who can assist us should we not speak your first language in-house. By instructing us, you can be assured of receiving some of the most comprehensive, high-quality legal advice and representation in the country.
Why are controlled drugs classified as Class A, B, and C drugs?
In the UK controlled drugs are classified as class A, B, or C. This allows them to be differentiated regarding the potential harm each drug can cause, not only to individuals but to society as a whole.
- Examples of a class A drug include: Crack cocaine, cocaine, ecstasy (MDMA), heroin, LSD, magic mushrooms, methadone, and methamphetamine (crystal meth).
- Examples of a class B drug include: Amphetamines, barbiturates, cannabis, codeine, methylphenidate (Ritalin), synthetic cannabinoids, synthetic cathinones (e.g. mephedrone), and ketamine.
- Examples of a class C drug include: Anabolic steroids, benzodiazepines (diazepam), gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB), gamma-butyrolactone (GBL), piperazines (BZP), and khat.
What is ‘conspiracy’?
Conspiracy is an ‘agreement’ between people to commit a crime. The term ‘agreement’ is not defined by legislation and can be interpreted widely. This means simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time can result in a person being deemed as ‘conspiring’ to commit an offence.
Our criminal defence solicitors have represented people who have been wrongly accused of conspiracy to supply a Class A drug. The Prosecution can take advantage of the wide definition of ‘agreement’ and charge those on the basis of social media conversations or text messages. We have successfully argued to the Court that our clients have not in fact conspired to commit a crime and gained an acquittal.
What is meant by ‘supply’?
Supplying a class A drug means passing possession from one person to another. No commercial element is needed; therefore, simply giving ecstasy tablets to a friend in a nightclub can amount to supply for the purposes of criminal charges. Supply also includes distributing; in a chain, each transfer between one person to another will be classed as a separate act of supply, even if the distributor receives no benefit for their actions.
If you have been charged with conspiracy to supply a class A drug, we will examine all the evidence against you and attempt to either have the charge dismissed, or have it reduced to a lesser charge, such as possession of a controlled drug.
Does the Prosecution have to prove I had drugs on me to prove a charge of conspiracy to supply class A drugs?
No drugs need to be found on you for you to be convicted of conspiracy to supply class A drugs, which is why it is crucial to seek expert legal advice immediately. Often the Prosecution’s evidence is circumstantial, relying on the close relationship you have with fellow conspirators, phone calls, and social media messages, you being in certain places at key times, and audio from listening devices placed in the houses or business premises of conspirators. At JD Spicer Zeb Solicitors, we have the experience and expertise in criminal law required to robustly challenge circumstantial evidence, placing considerable doubt in the mind of the jury, so they are unable to convict.
What should I do if my assets are frozen?
In cases involving conspiracy to supply class A drugs, the prosecution will often seek to place a Restraint Order over your assets, pending the outcome of the trial. This can be financially crippling, not only for you, but for your family and innocent third parties. We can quickly act on any Restrain Order placed, challenging its validity and applying to have it dismissed or varied.
What is the sentence if I am convicted for conspiracy to supply a class A drug?
If you are convicted, the judge will apply the Sentencing Council Drugs Offences Definitive Guideline. These focus on culpability and harm and approaches sentencing by categorising the offences based on the quantity of the drugs involved, and cross-referencing that with the role that you have been convicted of playing in the offence. This information gives the Judge a starting point for the sentence range. He or she will then look at any aggravating or mitigating factors.
Our criminal defence team can successfully present a series of mitigating factors to the Court, especially around matters such as:
- whether you knew the extent of the supply/deal
- the benefit you gained from your part in the conspiracy
- whether you were being directed by others and felt in danger
- other vulnerabilities relating to your circumstances
These factors can play a large role in having the starting point of the sentence reduced. We will provide you with the advice and legal representation to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
Contact our criminal law defence solicitors today
If you have been charged with conspiracy to supply a Class A drug, immediate legal advice and representation are needed. For urgent support or to speak to us confidentially about any criminal matter, please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated team of criminal defence lawyers in London, Birmingham, and Manchester by telephone:
- City of London: 0207 624 7771 - our senior Solicitors and Partners can meet by appointment in the City.
- Brent & Camden London Office: 020 7624 7771
- Manchester Office: 0161 835 1638
- Birmingham Office: 0121 614 3333
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, you can fill out our quick online enquiry form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
In Urgent Cases
For immediate representation and advice, you can contact our Emergency Number: 07836 577 556, and we will provide you with the urgent assistance you need.
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- Senior Partner - Head of Private Client Crime
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- Managing Partner - Head of Crime & Serious Cases
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- Peter Mulhearn
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