The purpose of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 is to determine whether the suspect accused has benefitted financially from being involved in criminal activity. The prosecuting authority may seek to show that moneys were obtained through an illegal source. If that is determined then the Judge may order confiscation or require that the individual repay the money. Often times, these proceedings will be interlinked with fraud offences.
In respect of cash seizures, the court will determine the Prosecution's case on a balance of probailities prior to making an order.
We understand that these proceedings can be confusing, and distressing especially where personal property is involved. We can assist as we have a team of experienced lawyers who are able to advise you in relation to confiscation issues.
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