Under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, the police can seize cash in excess of £1000 if they suspect it was obtained through criminal conduct, or intended for criminal activity. That can be anything from the proceeds of drug trafficking to legitimately earned income which has not been declared for tax.
Once the cash has been seized, the police have to apply to a Magistrates’ Court to detain the cash. This has to be done within 48 hours and gives them 6 months to carry out their investigations. The catch is, they can do this repeatedly for up to two years and at any time apply to keep the cash permanently.
The sooner we’re involved, the sooner we can use our specialist knowledge to protect your assets:
- Proving the legitimacy of your assets in the Magistrates’ Court
- Examining all the financial evidence to put together a case
- Using our extensive experience of civil law to fight for you
Our dedication, determination and expertise means we have secured great results for a number of clients who had their cash seized unfairly. We even worked for a number of people who were victims of the widely criticised Operation Rise, carried out by the Metropolitan Police.
Contact David Sonn or David Bloom.