Cannabis is classified as a Class B drug, meaning that, whilst it is a harmful substance, it is not quite as harmful as drugs with a Class A classification. Cannabis is the most widely used illegal drug in the UK, and although the numbers of people using cannabis has decreased over the last few years, it still remains a common issue across the globe.
In the UK, you can incur a fine or prison sentence for possession, distribution and production of illegal substances. Class A drugs are considered to be the most harmful to the human body, and it’s for this reason that these substances carry with them the most serious punishments.
If you’ve watched the news recently, you’ll have noticed that the headlines are often dominated by the suffering of men women and children refugees in developing countries, as they flee from their war-torn homes.
For every type of speeding offence there is a conviction code. These are used by law enforcers as a shorthand for the offence committed. Each conviction code will indicate the type of speeding offence, together with the corresponding penalty.
On the 27th April, The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (CFA) received royal assent. The Act is a radical overhaul and modernisation of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002’s anti-money laundering scheme.
Dale Beeson, one of our solicitor-advocates here at DPP Law, has been featured in the Law Gazette regarding a high profile case he worked on – representing 18 year old cyclist Charlie Alliston who knocked over and killed a woman in London last year.
Here he tells us his thoughts on the case, as well as some advice for dealing with the media in high profile cases like this one. We also learn about why he became a lawyer, plus career highs and lows.