Mr. H was out on a drive late one night when he was randomly pulled over by the police. Sensing his hesitation at being confronted, the police immediately ordered him to step out of the car and searched the car’s contents – finding a bag of class A drugs, over £1000 in cash, and two disability tags that belonged to other people. Mr. H was placed under arrest for possession with intent to supply, and he immediately contacted us to help him.
Our drug solicitors sprang to action and were determined to uncover the truth of the matter and help our client to the best of their abilities. After carefully analysing all evidence submitted by the police, our criminal defence solicitors conducted their own legal investigation to gather objective, unbiased evidence. They discovered that the police exaggerated the amount of drugs found on our client, and that our client was greatly struggling with depressive episodes. Furthermore, he was couch-surfing at the time and had the habit of holding all his money with him, for fear of being left without any support. Finally, our drug solicitors discovered that the car did not even belong to our client – it was a friend’s car, and our client was completely unaware that the disability tags were even in the back.
During the trial, our criminal defence solicitors pushed forward an empathetic defence that highlighted our client’s struggles, the fact that our client had merely borrowed the car, and that our client was trying his best in a bad situation. Faced with the facts and with our drug lawyer’s arguments, the prosecution were forced to admit that they did not have enough evidence, and immediately dropped all charges of possession with intent to supply.
Thus, our client was able to go home and focus on his own well-being.
Being arrested and incarcerated for substance abuse can greatly harm your own mental and physical health, and can worsen addictions, rather than help with rehabilitation. 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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