Drug Possession & Trafficking Offences in Portugal

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Christopher Hobbs
06 Feb 2024

Service Details

Drug Possession & Trafficking Offences

This service is available across Portugal

Who Is This Service For?

  • A common offence among visitors to Portugal is to be charged with possession - or the more serious offence of 'trafficking' - of drugs. 
  • Such legal convictions can impact later life opportunities, and it is important to deal with them with the appropriate level of seriousness. 
  • More serious offences involving the production and/or trafficking of prescribed drugs can result in the deprivation of liberty for considerable periods of time in a remote country, without local language abilities. 
  • Representation by an experienced English-speaking criminal defence lawyer is absolutely vital to obtain the best result possible.
Who Is This Service For?

Requirements

  • Drug laws in Portugal don’t discriminate based on nationality; therefore, both locals and foreigners may find themselves in Court facing charges relating to illegal drug possession and/or trafficking.
  • The nature and quantity of the drugs involved play a crucial role in determining the legal path ahead. 
  • Our service is tailored to meet the diverse needs and circumstances of our clients, ensuring a fair legal pursuit regardless of their nationality or residency status.

 

Requirements

Procedure

  1. The legal service begins with representation and assistance at the police station, followed by a thorough investigation, then pre-trial preparations. 
  2. We ensure our clients are well-informed and prepared for the trial phase. 
  3. During the trial, we present a compelling defence, challenging the prosecution's evidence and advocating for our client’s rights. 
  4. Post-trial, we explore possibilities for appeal if necessary, ensuring every legal avenue is pursued to secure a favourable outcome.
Procedure

Benefits

  • Engaging our services facilitates a smoother navigation through Portugal's stringent drug laws and legal processes. 
  • Clients benefit from our profound knowledge of the local legal system, ensuring they receive fair treatment and their rights are upheld. 
  • Additionally, our experience in representing clients in similar situations helps our lawyers to negotiate reduced charges or even dismissal, significantly alleviating the legal and personal repercussions of drug-related accusations. 
  • Our overall approach aims at not only tackling the legal issues, but also at minimizing the stress and anxiety often experienced by clients facing criminal charges for drugs possession and/or trafficking. 
Benefits

What Does This Service Consist Of?

  1. Step-by-step approach tailored to each unique case
  2. Initial assistance and representation at the police station where the accused is held following arrest
  3. Comprehensive consultation to understand client’s situation in relation to Portugal’s drugs laws
  4. Rigorous investigation to gather pertinent evidence
  5. Engagement in pre-trial negotiations with the prosecution to aim for favourable terms
  6. Robust representation during the trial, challenging any inconsistencies in the prosecution's case
  7. Post-trial verdict evaluation and, if necessary, initiation of appeal proceedings
  8. Continual support and advice beyond the courtroom to help clients overcome legal hurdles
What Does This Service Consist Of?

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.

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