The Act aims at depriving offenders of their proceeds of criminal conduct and to punish convicted offenders to deter the commission of further offences and to reduce the profits available to fund further criminal enterprises. The Crown court no longer has any discretion to mould the confiscation order to fit the facts and the Justice of the case and consequently there are difficulties encountered when applying the POCA’s strict regime . Essentially there are two general features which are central to the process depending on whether someone is treated as having a criminal lifestyle or is not treated as such.
GQS Solicitors are able to advise in respect of the powerful weapons available to the prosecuting authorities in restraint and confiscation cases and in particular:
We regularly deal with the Financial Service Authority (FSA) the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA). At GQS Solicitors we have a specialist team of solicitors dealing in Confiscation and Asset Recovery who have represented and continue to act in some of the most complex and high profile criminal prosecutions brought in relation to this detailed and complex area of law.
If you are being investigated or prosecuted, please make an appointment to see a specialist Solicitor who can attend upon you by telephone, face-to-face or online.
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Warwick Crown Court
I was charged with serious offences of Kidnap, Firearms and was at risk of receiving a lengthy prion sentence. Thanks to the hard work GQS put into my case, I was found not guilty.
Birmingham Crown Court [July 2017]
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Birmingham Crown Court- June 2017
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Birmingham Crown Court- January 2018
I was represented at the police station, thanks for the proper advise, no further action was taken against me.
Solihull Police Station. 7.01.18
My husband was expecting to go to prison for a Fraud offence, against all the odds the Judge went outside the sentencing guidelines and was gave him a suspended sentence. Thanks to the support and advice from GQS we can now carry on living with our lives.
Inner London Court 10.01.18