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Proceeds of Crime

If you are under investigation or have been charged with a criminal offense in the United Kingdom, you may also be subject to proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA). POCA is a legislation that allows the authorities to seize and confiscate assets that are believed to have been obtained as a result of criminal activity.

Our team of proceeds of crime solicitors specializes in helping individuals and businesses facing POCA proceedings. We understand that the consequences of a POCA conviction can be severe and can have a significant impact on your life and future opportunities. That’s why we will work tirelessly to build a strong defense on your behalf and help you navigate the legal process.

POCA proceedings can include:

  • Restraint orders, which freeze assets before conviction
  • Confiscation orders, which are made after conviction
  • Cash forfeiture, where cash is seized and confiscated
  • Unexplained wealth orders, where the court orders an individual to explain the source of their assets

We will thoroughly review the evidence against you, including any financial records, to identify any weaknesses or inconsistencies in the prosecution’s case. We will also gather evidence in your favor, such as character references and expert testimony, to present to the court.

We will provide you with clear, straightforward advice throughout the legal process and will work closely with you to ensure that you understand your rights and options. We will also represent you in court, ensuring that your case is presented in the strongest possible light.

It is important to note that POCA proceedings can be complex and it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible.

If you are under investigation or have been charged with a criminal offense and also subject to POCA proceedings, do not hesitate to contact us for a free initial consultation. Our team is available 24/7 to provide you with the support and guidance you need.

Please note that this is a general information and should not be taken as legal advice. If you are under investigation or have been charged with a criminal offense and also subject to POCA proceedings, it is important to speak with a qualified solicitor to discuss the specific details of your case and the potential consequences.

 
 
 

It is also important to understand that POCA proceedings can have a significant impact on your assets, including your home, bank accounts, and other property. Our solicitors will work with you to understand the scope of the proceedings and the potential impact on your assets, and will provide you with guidance on how to protect your interests.

In some cases, it may be possible to challenge a restraint or confiscation order, or to negotiate a settlement with the authorities. Our solicitors will work with you to understand your goals and priorities and will provide you with realistic expectations of the outcome of the case.

It is also important to note that POCA proceedings can be separate from the criminal proceedings, but they are often linked. Our solicitors will work with you to understand how the POCA proceedings may impact the criminal proceedings, and vice versa.

If you are facing POCA proceedings, it is important to remember that you have rights and may be able to challenge the proceedings or negotiate a settlement. Our team of experienced proceeds of crime solicitors will provide you with the support and guidance you need to navigate the legal process, and will fight to ensure that your rights and interests are protected.

In summary, if you are under investigation or have been charged with a criminal offense in the UK, you may also be subject to proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA). Our team of proceeds of crime solicitors will provide you with the support and guidance you need to navigate the legal process and build a strong

 
 
 

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