Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA)

We are specialists in defending clients fighting action by the Prosecution under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) and are one of the few firms in Coventry and Warwickshire to have a specialist Proceeds of Crime Solicitor.

Ryan Downes and his team have saved our clients over £100 million and successfully defended post order enforcement proceedings, thereby protecting our clients from having default sentences activated or triggered for non-payment of Confiscation Orders.

As we are a full-service criminal law firm, we can also defend you on any charges related to POCA proceedings.

Based in our city centre offices in Coventry, we are a diverse, multi-lingual law firm that uses best-in-class technology to provide clients with a streamlined, modern, and highly effective criminal defence. Furthermore, years of experience in criminal law means we have created relationships with some of the UK’s best Barristers and King’s Counsel. Our clients also benefit from our ability to instruct the country’s most respected expert witnesses who can provide the Court with the facts required to support a not guilty plea or mitigate the sentence handed down by a Judge.

Advising and representing people accused of committing a criminal offence

We are highly recommended as an expert criminal defence law firm for people accused of committing a crime and/or benefitting from the proceeds of crime. Our solicitors are specialists in preparing our clients’ briefs and tailoring their defence to the specifics of their case. Our commitment to advising and representing our clients through the life-cycle of their criminal charges and developing an in-depth understanding of their circumstances has achieved exceptional results.

Our criminal law team has in-depth experience in defending serious criminal charges such as actions under POCA. We work with the country’s top expert witnesses and focus on providing you with advice and representation you can trust. We know that your reputation, financial security, and possibly your freedom is at stake – therefore, we never give up until every appeal has been exhausted.

Below are several common questions clients ask us concerning POCA.

What are proceeds of crime?

What is meant by a criminal lifestyle?

What is the difference between the ‘benefit amount’ and the ‘available amount’?

What are hidden assets?

Why choose us?

Regardless of the charges against you, you are entitled to a criminal defence. We do not judge our clients; our only objective is to defend you against the Prosecution’s allegations. Few law firms in the country have our experience and track record of success in POCA proceedings. Whether you have been convicted of offences relating to organised crime activities or white-collar fraud, we will work around the clock to protect your best interests. The most important factor is to contact us as soon as you become aware of the criminal charges brought against you.

People choose and recommend us not just in Coventry, Nuneaton, Rugby and Leamington, but across Warwickshire, the Midlands and the whole of the UK., because we get results.

To receive expert advice and representation regarding the Proceeds of Crime Act, please contact us using the form below, call us on Coventry (02476) 231000, email enquiries@askewslegal.coor visit us at our city centre offices in Coventry.

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