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Drugs & the Law
of the site provides information on drugs and the law,
and is aimed both at solicitors and other legal professionals,
as well as drug users who have recently come to the
attention of the police and are in need of legal advice.
- The information in this section is provided by way
of general advice and information only, and is not intended
to take the place of a consultation with a legally qualified
solicitor, who can explain to you the position based
on the individual circumstances of your case. By using
any of the links on this page you certify that IDMU
will not be held liable for any adverse outcomes as
a result of reliance on the information or advice contained
Services - a list of some of our services for
solicitors, including our terms & conditions and
if Arrested - this page gives basic advice as
to what to do if you are arrested for a drugs offence.
Finder - Here we list by region, solicitors
who have used IDMU in the past. We are frequently contacted
by individuals seeking solicitors who are experienced
in drugs cases.
Witness - What is an expert witness, how an
expert opinion might help your/your client's case, and
how to find a drugs expert. Gives details of services
Necessity (Duress of Circumstance) in UK Law
Criminal Offences involving illegal Drugs (UK)
- What offence means - what is involved?
& the Law - written in 2000
list of drugs under Misuse of Drugs Act
and offences - gives details of the classification
of different drugs and the main offences under the Misuse
of Drugs Act 1971 and Customs & Excise Legislation.
Penalties - gives the maximum penalties available
to Magistrates and Crown Courts for the main offences
involving different classes of drugs.
Disposals -Shows how different offences involving
each of the most common drugs were treated in the UK
in 1997, giving the percentage of offenders cautioned,
fined, given non-custodial or prison sentences.
Roulette - how where you are in the country
affects your chances of a caution or prison sentence.