You are woken in the early hours of the morning. You can hear loud bangs on the front door and shouting coming from behind it. Suddenly you are able to hear the words “police, police” as the thud of footsteps up the stairs grows closer.
Dawn raids are common in investigations that involve allegations of drugs offences and money laundering. They can be a terrifying and confusing experience. However, this confusion and fear does not stop there.
You are sitting on the dining room chair watching police officers handle your possessions. They are being placed into bags marked “Evidence”. An officer enters the room and arrests you. You are placed in a police car and transported to a police station. All sorts of questions run through your mind:
“What is going to happen next? How long will I be held for? Would it be better if I spoke to the police officer? What does drugs importation mean? What are the proceeds of crime? Why have my possessions been taken away?”
People who are facing allegations involving drugs and money laundering require legal advice right from the start. This begins at the police station but it does not stop there. At Hodge Jones and Allen we are experienced in representing defendants throughout drug and money laundering proceedings. Our experienced staff will provide advice and representation at the police station, Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court.
It is fundamental that if you are accused of drug or money laundering offences you get advice from a specialist solicitor who you can trust. These offences carry substantial prison sentences and the courts have far-reaching powers in relation to confiscating property. Hodge Jones and Allen are specialists when it comes to drug and money laundering offences and have represented defendants in some of the biggest operations of this kind.
Contact Hodge Jones and Allen for expert advice on trafficking, cultivation, importation, supply, production, possession, proceeds of crime, cash seizure and confiscation. We will provide clear advice and representation to help you through this frightening and difficult time.
Our Drug & Money Laundering Solicitors are backed by nearly four decades of experience. Our legal practice and team of criminal defence solicitors have a strong track record of achieving favourable client outcomes. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0808 250 6017 today.