Suspended Sentence obtained in Class A Drug Supply case

Published: 14th March 2024

Darren Snow, instructed by Ziyad Lunet, of Z & Z solicitors, recently represented the defendant at Leicester Crown Court, who faced charges of supply of Class A and B drugs. Indications at plea from the judge were of immediate custody. The Prosecution asserted the evidence established a significant role in street dealing โ€“ which carried a starting sentence of 4 ยฝ years in prison.

The case was adjourned for a pre-sentence report from Probation. The report provided acknowledged a lack of history and the positive steps by the defendant since his arrest to turn his life around. Submissions examining the evidence undermined the significant role attributed and, with the benefit of extensive mitigation material, Darren and his Solicitor were able to put forward very persuasive submissions at the recent sentencing hearing, securing a suspended prison sentence.