Drug Offence Solicitors
Have you been charged with a drug-related offence?
Speak to our drug offence solicitors for free legal advice.
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Drug charges Northern Ireland
If you have been charged with a drug-related offence in Northern Ireland, please contact our drug offence solicitors now. We defend all types of drug charges, from minor cases of possession for personal use, to serious cases in the Crown Court involving cultivation and intent to supply.
There are different types of drug-related offence. Some of the most common charges we defend include –
- Possession of drugs
- Intent to supply or deal drugs
- Production or cultivation of drugs
Possession of drugs
If the police find drugs in your possession, the drugs will be seized and destroyed. You may also be arrested. The drugs could be found on your person or on your property, such as in your car. It does not matter whether the drugs are yours or not, you can still face criminal charges.
If the police believe the drugs were for your own personal use, you will be charged solely with the possession of drugs. If the police suspect that you intended to share the drugs with others, you may be charged with possession with the intent to supply. This is a more serious offence.
Intent to supply and dealing drugs
‘Supplying’ drugs means selling, dealing or sharing drugs with other people. It does not matter whether money exchanges hands. For example, if you buy drugs with the idea of sharing them with your friends, there is an intent to supply. However, if you made a profit from selling or dealing drugs, you are likely to receive a harsher penalty.
Cultivation of drugs
You cannot produce or cultivate illegal drugs. If you are found to be producing or cultivating drugs, you may also be charged with the intent to supply. The penalty depends on numerous factors, particularly what type of drug you are found to be producing/growing, and the quantity.
Drug offence penalties
The penalty for each offence depends on the type of drug you are found with. Drugs are put into one of three categories – A, B or C. Class A drugs are deemed to be the most dangerous to society and so carry the heaviest penalties.
- Class A drugs include substances such as ecstasy, heroin and cocaine.
- Class B drugs include substances such a cannabis and ketamine
- Class C drugs include substances such as diazepam and khat
Drug offence solicitors
Being found guilty of a drug offence can have a serious impact on your life. Even if it is a relatively minor offence, it may put a halt to your career. It also prevents you from entering certain countries, even as a tourist. It is therefore extremely important to fight the charges.
To give your case the best chance of success, contact our drug offence solicitors. We know from experience that people of all ages and walks of life can be affected by a drug-related charge. Whatever your background, we promise to deliver friendly advice and robust legal representation.
At McGee O’Kane Solicitors, we offer –
- A free initial consultation – if you have been charged with a drug-related offence, contact us now for free legal advice
- Free police station representation 24/7 – if you have been arrested, contact us now and we will attend the station to represent you
- Top quality legal defence – we can put together your defence and argue your case in court
- Legal aid is available in certain situations. If so, we can apply on your behalf
Make a free enquiry
If you have been charged with a drug-related offence, it is best to get immediate legal advice. If you contact us, we provide you with a free consultation. This gives you the chance to get professional legal advice, without having to worry about the cost.
Why Choose Us?
- Friendly & Trusted Solicitors
- FREE Initial Consultation
- Legal Aid Available