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Proceeds Of Crime - Confiscation Proceedings Explained
The Law regarding Confiscation is complex and draconian. Sometimes a Defendant sentencved many months if not years before now faces Confiscation Proceedings. This is dealt with only in the Crown Court may result in an Order for payment of money
Though it is called confiscation, it is not actually a matter of confiscating property but placing a monetary value upon the benefit derived from criminal conduct. It is often a troubling time as the Prosecution in their initial statement will put their case at its highest. This can cause distress and it important that this is put in context. The Prosecution have their job to ddo and wil value goods and property at more than their true value and assume that everything gained has been gained from crime.
There are important matters to consider which I deal with in a series of articles at my website: www.miltonfirman.co.uk
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