Most prosecutions for serious drugs or fraud offences are followed by confiscation proceedings. A suspect may find that his assets are frozen from time of arrest.
The powers granted to the authorities to seize assets, as set out in the Proceeds of Crime Act, are both complex and draconian. Frequently, the confiscation proceedings are more difficult and time consuming than the prosecution itself. The law also allows the authorities to obtain Civil Recovery Orders even where there has been no conviction.
We have the specialist knowledge to deal with every aspect of confiscation and forfeiture from the point at which assets are frozen to the confiscation hearing itself. We will seek, where possible, to have assets unfrozen.
Contact us today to discuss your circumstances in confidence.