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Caught with Cocaine - please help

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dogloverxoxo Mon 17-Apr-17 21:01:51

I need legal advice (sort of) or advice from someone who has perhaps been through a similar thing.

My OH was caught with a small amount of cocaine at the weekend (he is the biggest idiot and he knows that!! I didn't even know he took anything in the first place and am very anti drugs) he says that he has genuinely has only taken the stuff a handful of times in his life and typical this one time he is caught, I do believe him on that as he is generally truthful and not like that at all. I am now terrified for him having a criminal record and ruining his life over this daft drunken mistake and so is he, he has been in tears all weekend. He has no previous convictions and is a graduate starting a new career ect. He says it was around £20-£30 worth, he was caught as he fell asleep waiting on a taxi alone (I mention this as I'm not sure if amount/circumstances of search are relevant to the outcome)

what is the likelihood of receiving a punishment that won't result in a criminal conviction (e.g a fine, a work order ect)

Thank you for your time and help

TinfoilHattie Tue 18-Apr-17 11:59:09

Has he been charged? What happened when he went to the Police Station?

dogloverxoxo Tue 18-Apr-17 12:14:16

He wasn't charged, just had he drug seized then was told if it was cocaine a report would be sent to the PF.

TinfoilHattie Tue 18-Apr-17 12:16:42

You're just going to have to wait and see. Did the Police give any indication of how long the PF would take to make their decision?

It may not affect the career he chooses to go into if he is not in an occupation which requires PVG checking. If he's a teacher or a nurse, it will show up on an enhanced disclosure - which doesn't mean he wouldn't get a job, just that he might have to do some explaining.

Funnyfarmer Tue 18-Apr-17 12:23:18

Don't want to get your hopes up. But can't see anything coming from it. It was just a small amount and he has a clean record. Have you googled how the current laws stand on personal use? I know it changes all time. He will if not already have to disclose where he got it from. I imagine the police will be more interested in dealers rather than users

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