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.
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.
Some of the biggest festivals at Leeds and Creamfields will be attended this coming bank holiday weekend and we’re on hand to guide you if you are caught with drugs at these festivals.
If the police suspect that you are over the limit then you are obliged to give a sample, it doesn’t matter if you know that you are under the limit. The same rule applies if the police have reason to believe that you were driving even if you weren’t.
Agent provocateur, which is French for “inciting agent”, is an entrapment situation in which a person is enticed, incited or encouraged to commit a criminal offence which they wouldn’t have committed otherwise.
It may be an offence to fail to provide information as the identity of a driver when you receive a written request to do so from (or on behalf of) the police. If convicted, you face a large fine and 6 penalty points.
With Christmas approaching everyone beginning to let their hair down a little and enjoy the festivities, some people are enticed into the world of so-called ‘recreational drugs’.
The Act makes it an offence to possess psychoactive substances with intent to supply, and in limited cases, simple possession is also an offence. The appeals came about following some cases where Judges ruled that laughing gas is exempt from control under the Act.