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The defence against allegations of drug offences should only ever be handled by experts! Whilst lesser cases can be heard at a magistrate’s court, many drug offences involve substantial jail time and/or fines, and must be tried before the crown court. All drug offence charges demand a high level of investigation and preparation. The Criminal Defence Team at Ashmans Solicitors will make sure the no stone goes unturned, and that no detail of your Defence is left to chance. This is the only way to ensure the best possible outcome. After all, your very liberty is at stake!
This was a targeted operation across County Lines of supply of large scale Class A & B drugs. There were seven defendants on the joint indictment, with over 30,000 pages of evidence. The prosecution case was based upon telephone interconnectivity between the various defendants & drugs buyers. Furthermore as well as observations & a real time raid on the premises (drugs den]. Where the drugs were recovered as they were being prepared for onward supply.
The defendant was also arrested at the premises along with his DNA being found on the main drugs line ‘burner phone’. The defendant represented by Ashmans Solicitors was said by the prosecution to be a central lynch pin of the supply chain. Also said to have control of the main drugs supply ‘burner phone’. After a 6-week trial at Harrow Crown Court. The accused represented by Ashmans Solicitors was consequently acquitted unanimously by the jury. Get in touch with one of our London Criminal Lawyers you are facing a similar situation.
Ashmans represented one of the joint owners (husband and wife) of an industrial unit. This was used as a cocaine producing factory processing consignments of cocaine imported from South America via Panama and into the UK. Then for onward wholesale distribution in the Manchester area. There were said to be nine named conspirators. The case against the owners collapsed following legal argument from the Defense in relation to a Prosecution application to try and adduce evidence of previous drug trafficking activity of which the husband had been convicted. Once the Bad Character evidence had been ruled inadmissible the Prosecution were forced to concede that they had no case against either of the owners and both were acquitted at Liverpool Crown Court.
Ashmans Solicitors successfully secure acquittal in a high profile fraud case. The Defendant was charged with conspiracy to defraud Barclays Private Client International Bank by obtaining mortgage loans to which the Crown allege they were not entitled to. This was a historical high-value mortgage fraud dating back to January 2006. The approximate value of the fraud which the Crown alleged was approximately £40 million dealing with a number of high-value properties. Our mortgage fraud solicitors investigated these allegations tirelessly.
The Defendant was one of 12 individuals charged with the said offence. The Prosecution case was that the mortgages applied for were obtained by providing false information to the Bank which the Defendants knew to be false. This was a highly organised conspiracy in which each Defendant is alleged to have played their part. It involved purchases using an off-shore company registered in the Isle of Man or the British Virgin Islands as the purchasing entity. The punishment for Mortgage fraud.
The Defendants involved in the case were predominantly professionals who were either introducer/agents in the property business, property dealers, chartered surveyors, mortgage brokers, bank manager and two solicitors. Following a three month trial our client was acquitted unanimously by the Jury. The case was voluminous in its nature involving in excess of 20,000 pages of served material. This case involved issues with handwriting evidence, professional property and professional ethics experts.
Contact our Fraud Solicitors if you are facing a similar situation.
We are dedicated to providing world-class service to all of our clients, and we specialise in defending against accusations such as assault, which carry maximum penalties of up to life in prison.
The number one piece of advice we can give to anyone accused of a drug offence is: Retain the services of a specialist Criminal Defence solicitor as soon as possible, tell them absolutely everything and follow their advice to the letter
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Most accusations relating to drug offences centre around the possession, distribution or production of illegal drugs, supply, conspiracy to further these and similar offences.
Class A Drugs are typically the most dangerous. These include both ‘crack’ and powder cocaine, heroin, LSD and MDMA etc. Offences relating to class A drugs are almost always dealt with at the Crown court, as they often result in lengthy custodial sentences if one is convicted.
Class B Drugs are considered slightly less serious, and convictions for an offence linked to class B drugs are less likely to lead to long prison terms. Non-custodial sentences are more common. Class B drugs include ketamine, cannabis and amphetamines, among others.
Class C drugs are often available via prescription. Custodial sentences for offences related to class C drugs are rare, but can occur if large amounts were involved or if the operation was commercially based.
If you are facing any kind of criminal charges, it is vital that you get legal representation and expert advice immediately.
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