Michael J Reed Ltd solicitors firm in Carmarthen, South West Wales specialising in Criminal law.
We represent clients at police stations within a wide range of 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
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.
It was not possible to argue exceptional hardship, however we were able to put forward significant hardship issues to persuade the magistrates to take an unusual course……
We acted for a client who had been arrested in possession of 59 cannabis plants at his home address. He was charged with Production, which implies a commercial grow, and would fall into category 3 of the Magistrates Court Sentencing Guidelines (or indeed Category 2) risking the outcome of a custodial sentence