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Restraint Orders & Confiscation Proceedings

Our expert restraint orders and confiscation proceedings solicitors can assist with the following offences.

Freezing Order

A freezing order restrains a defendant or potential defendant from disposing of or moving assets. Read how Stuart Miller Solicitors can help.

Cash Seizure

Under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (’POCA’) cash can be seized from you by the police or perhaps by UK Border Force at the airport if it is suspected to be the proceeds of criminal activity, or intended by any person for use in unlawful conduct.

Read how Stuart Miller Solicitors can help.

Restraint Order

A restraint order is typically imposed in a Fraud or Scamming case. It’s used to freeze the bank accounts and assets of the person under investigation or very close to the crime that has been committed. The purpose of the restraint order is to keep assets available for confiscation.

We have an experienced team of expert fraud lawyers with considerable experience in arguing against Restraint Orders. Read this page for more information.

Confiscation Proceedings

A confiscation order is made after conviction to deprive the defendant of the benefit that he has obtained from crime. Read how we may be able help you get this matter dropped before it reaches a court.

Restraint & Confiscation Proceedings

When someone is convicted of a crime that has benefited them financially, the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 makes it possible for the prosecution to seek restraint and confiscation orders.  This means they can stop unlawfully acquired funds and assets being hidden, transferred or spent so that they can be returned to another person or claimed by the state towards legal and imprisonment costs.


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