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GT Stewart defended a client in respect of Confiscation Proceedings brought under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA), following his conviction for possession with the intent to supply cannabis (Class B)

Confiscation Proceedings commence when the Prosecution try to recover the financial proceedings made from criminal activity.

The Prosecution alleged that our client’s financial benefit from his criminal activity was over £100,000. We were able to successfully rebut many of the Crown’s assertions and the Defendant’s benefit figure was agreed at less than £40,000. This reduction of over £60,000 allowed our client to keep his house.

Our client was represented by Ed Youlton, a solicitor in our Leeds office, and in Court by Eddison Flint, a barrister at Exchange Chambers.

If you are facing Confiscation Proceedings, it is crucial that you contact a solicitor with experience in defending Confiscation Proceedings for legal advice as soon as possible.