Proceeds of crime proceedings (POCA) and the associated legislation is complicated and far reaching. The legislation was introduced to create a regime of confiscation concerning criminal assets. Anyone prosecuted for an offence in which criminal proceeds have been obtained can be subject to the POCA investigations and proceedings. This encompasses a variety of proceedings and very often the POCA orders have a greater impact on an individual than the sentence itself.
It is vital that you receive the best possible advice to ensure that the prosecuting authority do not take more than they are entitled to. We will carry out rigorous investigations into your financial circumstances and make sure that the most accurate figures are before the court. We have experience in mitigating the recovery figure and the amount available from which to repay the order. Also we have successfully argued that POCA orders should not be made at all.
Richard Griffiths & Co have a team of experts who are able to help you understand the complex legislation and again get the best possible result for you in the circumstances.