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Our client, Mr. H was arrested for possession with intent to supply class A drugs, after the police arrested another individual who was carrying over 50 bags of Class A drugs and found Mr. H’s contact number in the dealer’s cell phone. Following a lengthy investigation, our lawyers were able to prove that Mr. H was not looking to distribute drugs, and instead was struggling to recover from a drug addiction of his own, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to our lawyers’ empathetic efforts, our client retained his freedom and his reputation.

Mr. H found himself facing an arrest after the police discovered his contact number on someone else’s phone – the other person was arrested for possession with intent to supply and distribute over 50 bags of class A drugs, and charged Mr. H with the same.  

Fearful for his reputation and determined to protect his future, Mr. H contacted us to represent him. Our criminal defence solicitors immediately swooped into action, to uncover the truth of the matter. After meticulously analysing all evidence submitted by the police and the prosecution, our drugs lawyers conducted their own thorough legal investigation. Beginning with our client’s instructions, our criminal defence solicitors secured multiple witness and character statements from his friends and family members, all of whom spoke to his good nature, and his struggles with his mental health during the pandemic. Following a thorough search of his belongings, and his electronic devices, our criminal defence solicitors discovered that our client was wrongfully charged with possession with intent to supply class A drugs. However, our client did admit to struggling with a drug addiction of his own, and was looking to get rehabilitative help.  

During the trial, our drugs lawyers submitted overwhelming evidence proving his innocence – including countless witness statements, proof that he had never been in trouble with the law, and proof that he had no related paraphernalia with regards to supplying drugs. For example, he did not have any records of supplying drugs to others in the form of text messages, large amounts of cash, weighing scales, or receipts/ledgers. Furthermore, our client submitted multiple statements expressing his desire to better himself, and the request to seek medical help for his drug use. Moved by our client’s sincerity and faced with the facts, the judge granted a deferred sentence – allowing our client to retain his reputation and his freedom, and gave him the chance to get the help he needed.  

What can start off as a struggle to cope with mental illness during an uncertain time in your life can spiral into false allegations of possession with intent to supply, simply because your phone number might be on someone else’s phone. If you or someone you know is in a similar situation, please don’t hesitate to contact us now. We’re here to help defend your rights and protect your interests. 

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