Drug Offences

73% of those prosecuted for the production or supply of Class A drugs receive a custodial sentence, which is on average over 3 years imprisonment. For those prosecuted the consequences are very serious.

Our chambers has a wealth of experience (prosecuting and defending) in the cases involving the importation, distribution and sale of illegal drugs, and the growing problem of counterfeit medicinal products.

We are knowledgeable about the range of investigative techniques used in the prosecution of such cases, such as probes, intercept evidence, covert human intelligences sources and surveillance.

We have appeared some of the largest cases of drugs distribution and importation. Our experience in the linked areas of confiscation and Revenue and Customs prosecutions complements the service we are able to provide in this area.