Class C Drug Offences

Have you or someone you know been charged with a class C drug offence? Obtaining legal guidance is critical in this situation to help defend your case in court. Our legal team will be with you 24/7/365 to provide counsel whenever you need it. With our help, you can fight for a reduced sentence or clear your name entirely. Fill in our online form to request a free consultation. 

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What are class C drugs?

Class C drugs are one of three classifications of controlled substances outlined by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. The other two are Class A and Class B drugs

These classifications indicate how harmful drugs can be to individuals and society as a whole. Class C is the least harmful category and includes the following: 

  • Anabolic steroids
  • Benzodiazepines (diazepam)
  • Gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB)
  • Gamma-butyrolactone (GBL)
  • Piperazines (BZP)
  • Khat
What are Class C Drugs

What are the possible class C drug offences?

Under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1917, a number of class C drug offences can face individuals found either in possession of these substances or with the intention to produce/supply the drugs. 

The most common class C drug offences are: 

  • Possession of a controlled drug
  • Possession with the intent to supply 
  • Production, manufacture or cultivation of the drug
  • Supply another person with the drug
  • Offering to supply another person
  • Importation or exportation of controlled drugs

You may also face the following charges if suspected of supplying class C drugs: 

  • Conspiracy to supply – This is where it’s believed you agreed to provide drugs to another person(s), regardless of whether the drugs were actually handed over. 
  • Concerned in the supply of drugs – This is a similar charge but refers more to those accused of being involved in the chain of supply. 

Both of these class C drug charges are very complex and you can be charged by simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Thankfully, with help from an experienced lawyer, you can fight any dubious charges to clear your name. 

What are the class C drug sentencing guidelines?

In the UK, you can be sentenced for both class C drug possession and supply/production. The sentencing guidelines are as follows: 

  • Possession of Class C drugs – Up to 2 years in prison or/and an unlimited fine (does not refer to possession of anabolic steroids for personal use). 
  • Supply/Production of Class C drugs – Up to 14 years in prison and/or an unlimited fine.

As you can see, being in possession or suspected of supplying class C drugs are serious offences. At JD Solicitors, our criminal law team is experienced in dealing with these precarious situations. We can help you reduce your sentence and get the most desired outcome. If you need help fighting class C drug offences, pick up the phone or book a free consultation through our website. 

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