Confiscation proceedings are designed to deprive a defendant in criminal proceedings of any benefit obtained as a result of their criminal conduct. They are far reaching proceedings, and even allow the courts to seize assets that have been gifted or shared with the defendant's family, friends and colleagues. At JFH Law we have specialist confiscation lawyers able to deal with this complex area.
The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) allows a criminal court, following a conviction, to consider whether a defendant has a criminal lifestyle within the meaning of the act, and whether they have benefitted from their criminal behaviour. In summary the procedure in court is as follows:
If you have been convicted of a financial offence, such as fraud or money laundering, an offence of dishonesty, or offences including the supply of illegal drugs, it is extremely likely that you will be subject to confiscation proceedings. Our specialist confiscation lawyers will give clear and straightforward advice as to what will happen to you and your families assets.
At JFH law, our team of specialist confiscation and asset forfeiture specialists are ready to defend and guide you through the complex area of initial confiscation proceedings and appeals.
For more information call our specialist confiscation lawyers on 0207 428 6311, or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org