Confiscation Orders are commonly imposed when a Defendant or group is convicted under criminal investigation and the prosecution has evidence of money and assets having been gained through the illegal activity. The benefit gained through the criminal activity can then confiscated following criminal conviction.
The prosecution will in many cases seek to apply a Restraint Order on the Defendant to stop the money or assets from being hidden or disposed of prior to or during a criminal trial.
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Our criminal defence forensic accountants assist solicitors and barristers across the UK in analysing and preparing evidence against the prosecution to highlight which assets have been obtained legitimately rather than through criminal activity.
We can also challenge the Restraint Order to seek to have it modified to ensure that legitimate assets are not subsequently confiscated following a conviction.
Confiscation of Assets
Where a Confiscation Order has been imposed on a Defendant’s finances or assets then there is a responsibility to prove that the money or assets have been obtained legitimately.
By instructing an Expert criminal defence forensic accountant, the amounts that the prosecution are seeking to recover could be reduced significantly.
We have advised on a number of cases with a range of complexities where the amount that the prosecution seeks to recover is reduced to zero.
We are happy to undertake work in this area at Legal Aid rates and we are happy to discuss quotes.
For information about how William Klien Forensic Accountants can assist when Confiscation and Restraint Orders are applied contact a member of our team on 01902 393 940.
Alternatively you can send an email to info@WilliamKlien.com