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Junior Doctor arrested for drug offence- Case Dropped

No further action - police dropped investigation
16 May, 2019
Criminal
Healthcare Professionals

Lead Lawyer

Case study summary

Our client was a young junior doctor who was alleged to have been in possession of a small amount of a class A substance.

The continuity of the evidence was insufficient to convict. We made this very clear to the officer and his inspector, who eventually agreed to drop the case.

Case study

Our client was a young junior doctor who was alleged to have been in possession of a small amount of a class A substance.

On arrest, he did not request the duty solicitor in his initial interview. Despite some circumstantial evidence that the drugs were his, after three appearances at the police station and sustained but diplomatic pressure from our criminal solicitor, the case ended with no further action from police.

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