Serious Crime

January 23, 2015

What is the Proceeds of Crime Act?

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 is an act of parliament that allows the recovery of financial proceeds made from crime. The POCA 2002 is the UK’s main piece of legislation regarding money laundering. The principal money laundering offences carry a maximum penalty of 14 years imprisonment. The act is used to cover crimes linked to and supported by money laundering In England and Wales, the POCA also covers the following lifestyle offences: Drug Trafficking, Directing Terrorism, People Trafficking, Arms Trafficking Counterfeiting, Intellectual Property, Pimps and Brothels, Blackmail and Inchoate Offences. The act has since been amended by the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act, and the Serious Crime act 2007. In order to make a case under the POCA, […]
December 24, 2014

Conspiracy to Supply Drugs

Supplying drugs is a highly illegal practice and the police are diligent in prosecuting anyone involved with supplying illegal substances, no matter what amount of involvement they have in the process. If you are intending to supply drugs you can still be charged with conspiracy to supply even if you are not caught in the act of supplying. In organised drug dealing schemes, people are often prosecuted under the charge conspiracy to supply class A drugs, even if they are not directly selling the drugs. If a person is aware that they are a part of drug dealing operation, no matter how trivial their part, they can still be prosecuted under this charge. Regularly, people fall victim to being ancillary […]
November 25, 2014

Drug Offence Charges – FAQ’s

Facing a drug offence charge can be a stressful time. If you are facing charges or have been arrested for a drug offence contact the drug defence solicitors at  Qamar Solicitors LLP straight away and talk to one of our expert lawyers who can give you impartial, professional advice. Here is some basic information answering frequently asked questions about drug offence charges. What is the law relating to drug offences? The main piece of legislation we are concerned with is The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, which is the UK’s drug policy exclusive of alcohol and tobacco. What is the current classification of illegal substances? Class A drugs include: cocaine; crack cocaine; MDMA; heroin; LSD; crystal meth; magic mushrooms. Class […]