Drug offences

Drug offences guidance:

Background The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 (PSA 2016) received Royal Assent on 1 February 2016. Originally, the provisions were set to come into...

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Elements of the offence of possession of controlled drugs It is an offence for a person to have a controlled drug in their possession. The prosecution has to prove, to...

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Possession with intent to supply a controlled drug It is an offence for a person to have a controlled drug in his possession, whether lawfully or not, with intent to...

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STOP PRESS: The Sentencing Council has published offence specific guidelines for courts sentencing offences previously covered by a Definitive Guideline....

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Overview of the offences of importing and exporting Whilst the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, s 3 (MDA 1971) provides for the prohibition on importing and...

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STOP PRESS: The Sentencing Council has published offence specific guidelines for courts sentencing offences previously covered by a Definitive Guideline....

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