Conspiracy To Supply Drugs

As your trusted Criminal Defence advisor, our solicitors have many years of experience and expertise defending people charged with conspiracy to supply drugs. Being accused of a drug-related offence is a stressful experience, especially if you are part of a large, international drug ring. We understand that you are frightened, perhaps even fearful of your and your family's safety. You can trust us to provide the legal advice and representation you need to make the best decisions and receive the best possible outcome.

We will provide you with extensive legal expertise, support, and guidance upon instruction. This starts at the police station, where we will liaise with the Custody Officer to discover what evidence the police have to support their suspicions that you have committed an offence related to conspiracy to supply drugs. Our Criminal Defence Solicitors will also attend an interview under caution, advising you beforehand based on the evidence we obtained. Our objective in the early stages is to get the police or National Crime Agency (NCA) to end their investigation and/or drop any charges before your court date.

Contact us on 0808 164 1349 or complete our online enquiry form to find out how we can defend you on a conspiracy to supply drugs charge.

Our highly experienced team of Serious Crime Solicitors will manage your case with total professionalism, ensuring you understand every element of the legal process. From the moment we take your call, you will be assigned a highly experienced, dedicated senior solicitor who will advise and guide you through your case from beginning to end.

What is conspiracy to supply drugs?

The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 sets out much of the law on drugs in England and Wales. It is a criminal offence to possess most banned substances, the seriousness of the offence being dependent upon the type of substance in question and your involvement with it.

Engaging in a conspiracy to supply drugs is a grave offence where a person forms an agreement to sell, transfer, or distribute illegal substances to others. This encompasses various activities, such as planning, coordinating, executing, or participating in any actions to contribute to the illicit drug distribution network. It is crucial to note that the actual delivery of drugs or financial gain is not necessary for conspiracy charges; the prosecution only needs to establish a clear intention to contribute to the offence. For example, driving a vehicle to transport drugs between locations is considered a contribution to the supply chain, even though driving itself is not inherently illegal. Any involvement, regardless of direct participation in drug transactions or criminal activities, can lead to conspiracy charges if circumstantial evidence is presented.

Several distinct offenses may be charged in connection with conspiracy to supply drugs, including:

  • Drug trafficking
  • Production of drugs
  • Conspiracy
  • Possession with intent to supply.

What is the sentence for conspiracy to supply drugs?

The classification of the drugs involved influences the type of charge and potential consequences. Conspiracy to supply Class A drug offences carries the most severe penalties. Still, charges related to Class B and Class C drugs are also severe and may result in custodial sentences, depending on other case factors.

If you find yourself accused of conspiracy to supply drugs, it is imperative to seek the guidance of an experienced criminal solicitor to safeguard your rights and mount a strong defence.

What is a conspiracy?

A conspiracy is a plan or agreement between two or more people to commit an unlawful or harmful act.

One of the most critical elements of the conspiracy offence is the conspiracy agreement, which has no statutory definition. However, case law provides essential points when determining whether a conspiracy agreement existed. An agreement must be:

  • More than an intention to commit an unlawful act or commit a lawful act in an unlawful way.
  • 'Agreement' is a simple concept and should be given its ordinary meaning.
  • The agreement is the essence of the offence; therefore, it does not matter if the crime was never carried out.
  • Negotiations that fall short of an agreement do not constitute an agreement. Whether an actual agreement is in place will be a question of fact and degree.
  • The agreement must be communicated, either verbally or in writing.
  • The offence is committed as soon as the agreement is made.
  • The agreement must consist of a joint shared purpose.

Why Wilford Smith Solicitors?

Wilford Smith was founded over 30 years ago and is now considered one of the UK's most prestigious law firms. We have developed a richly deserved reputation for excellence in our core areas of law, including criminal defence. We are more than just a law firm; we are your trusted legal advisor and will be there through every step of your conspiracy to supply drugs case. You are never alone. Our advice, support, and representation will be tailored to your needs and specific to your case. You can be assured that with our team handling your conspiracy supply drugs matter, exceptional outcomes are the norm.

Our criminal law team advises and represents clients throughout the UK. Contact us today on 0808 168 5813 to find out how we can help you.


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