Michael J Reed Ltd solicitors firm covering Llanelli & Carmarthen in South West Wales specialising in Criminal law.
We represent clients at police stations within a wide range of Llanelli and Carmarthen, and have a particular expertise in drug related cases.
We undertake both legal aid and private work in the Magistrates’ and Crown Court, and are members of the Llanelli/Amman Valley court and police station duty solicitor scheme.
We deal with motoring offences throughout South and West Wales.
Recent cases involving Michael J Reed Ltd, Solicitors in Carmarthen are detailed below. These include a number of successes in Road Traffic Act motoring offences
Attitudes and therefore laws are gradually changing around the world and many countries now permit possession of cannabis for medical use. Many people in the UK feel that our legislation lags behind in this respect, and that a sensible view should be taken where there is medical use of cannabis. Indeed, the House of Lords Select Committee itself recommended as long ago as 2001 that discretion should be used at all stages of the legal process in genuine medical use cases.
The Sentencing Guidelines in this case which involved a charge of production of 127 cannabis plants would indicate a likelihood of a substantial custodial sentence. However, we were able to successfully argue that not all the plants could count as “plants” as opposed to “cuttings”. Read more……
Our clients and another relative were arrested in July 2012 and ultimately charged with conspiracy to supply cannabis, conspiracy to transfer criminal property, production of cannabis, money laundering, and the wife was also charged with intent to supply class C drugs ie Diazepam.
In their home were found a number of cannabis plants growing in soil under lights, and significant amounts of dry and drying cannabis in many rooms. Several thousand pounds were seized from a box by police, and most significantly a bundle of diaries or notebooks dating back to 2003 written by the wife. This was a challenging and interesting case to defend and came before Gloucester Crown Court in October 2013 with much local media attention.