Suspended Sentence in Class A Drugs Supply Case at Maidstone Crown Court

18th June 2019 | Lawtons News|
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Nick Titchener

Managing Partner

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Our client instructed us when he received the postal requisition telling him he was required to attend court, to be prosecuted for supplying Class A drugs.

When he was first interviewed by the police he didn’t know who to request and ended up with the local duty solicitor. However, when it was clear that the case was proceeding to court and after careful research, our client and his family instructed Lawtons as a specialist firm that has a proven track record for dealing with serious offences, including those concerning the supply of drugs.

Our client fully accepted that he had been involved in the supply of Class A drugs – his life had taken a turn for the worse and he accepted that he had made some poor decisions and got involved with the wrong crowd.

We were able to get medical and psychiatric reports that identified our client was vulnerable and naïve.

Using specialist barristers and applying our expertise, we were able to put together a comprehensive package of mitigation that enabled us to persuade the sentencing Judge at Maidstone Crown Court that an immediate custodial sentence could be avoided and that this was a suitable case for a suspended sentence, with focus being placed on our client’s ongoing rehabilitation.

The feedback we received after the case ended in May 2019 noted the difference our expertise had played:

Hopefully, we won’t need to do business with your firm again but if we do I’m sure that the support and professionalism from you and your team will be as exemplary as we have experienced this time. Please convey our most heartfelt gratitude to all concerned. You’ve all made a world of a difference to our family

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As a specialist criminal defence firm that has the expertise to deal with drug cases of all sizes, if you are accused of being involved in the supply of drugs, contact us for help.

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