Drug Related Articles
Our Drug related articles offer insight into this ever-changing legal landscape. With information and advice on criminal drug acts, to changes in the drug-related laws and sentencing.
We frequently need to consider the use of force by police officers when arresting or otherwise dealing with suspects. What are the acceptable boundaries?
With many offences, the punishment may vary according to the context of the criminality. The same is true when it comes to sentencing of drugs offences, and particularly when it involves prisons and prisoners. Here we look at why this is.
Why hasn’t Michael Gove been arrested? A question on many people’s lips since the former Justice Secretary admitted to using cocaine several times earlier in his career.
The types of corruption in the prison services are broad, with drugs being brought in by corrupt guards to a member of staff engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a prisoner. There are already security teams in place in prisons that may search staff, with the use of metal detectors if needed. The new units are going to compliment the system already in place, giving it an extra layer.
Here we look at the impact and cases surrounding the possession and/or use of counterfeit money – including the sentencing – which may shock some people!
Can Modern Slavery be used as a defence for drugs offences or other offences for that matter? Well the answer is maybe – depending on the circumstances and the offence committed. Here we look at using modern slavery as a defence.
The government has announced the introduction of drug detection scanners at ten of the country’s “most challenging” prisons. The scanners will be able to detect drugs on clothes, paper and mail. The technology will be able to detect minute traces of substances that would have otherwise been invisible. This would include drugs which have been soaked into clothes or letters as a way to bypass normal security.
The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 has recently undergone a review to see how effective it is proving. Here we look at the findings of the review and the implications.
Monkey dust is a new synthetic drug and a type of psychoactive substance. It is similar to other cathinone drugs such as MDPV, methylone and magic crystals.
The law surrounding drug supply can be extremely complex, with factors such as proof of intent to supply and the location of drug supply greatly effecting the way in which you can be sentenced.