“POCA doesn’t have to mean out of pocket!”
At Arora Lodhi heath we have a specialist team dedicated to dealing with all aspects of confiscations and forfeiture dealt with under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, also known as ‘POCA’. It is now common practice where people are convicted of drugs and fraud offences involving financial gain that the statutory assumptions of a more general ‘criminal lifestyle’ are applied and the Crown pursue a confiscation order.
The prosecution is entitled to investigate 6 years of a convicted person’s finances and analyse the source of their assets and income. The onus is upon the defendant to prove that the sources of funds or assets are legitimate failing which they may be subject to confiscation or forfeiture by the crown.
We have a specialist team to assist defendants who are subject to confiscation proceedings. Our extensive experience means we deal with many complex and high value cases. We have recently contested a confiscation order in one of the largest drugs importation cases in UK history where the order sought was in excess of £28 million. We have an excellent track record in protecting our client’s assets. If you are facing such a prosecution please feel free to contact us in confidence.
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