Restraint Orders & Proceeds of Crime

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Proceeds of Crime Applications, freezing injunctions and Restraint Orders are used to seize assets which are suspected to be the proceeds of crime. Our specialist solicitors can help at every stage of any investigation and proceedings.

An increasing feature of criminal investigations is the ability of prosecuting authorities to seize, restrain or freeze assets that they say are the proceeds of crime. This can be the first sign  that you are suspected of a criminal offence.

Often the process is invoked following a criminal conviction.  Sometimes however this can happen very early in an investigation.  At times, the process can operate independently from the criminal law and authorities can use their civil law powers to try to restrain assets even without a criminal prosecution or conviction.

Our specialist team in Newcastle upon Tyne or South Shields is here to help and will advise and guide you through the process.

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