15th May 2015
Today at Carlisle Crown Court we represented two clients whom the Prosecution had claimed had a benefit of £2.3 million pounds each in both cases we managed to reduce the Benefit from Crime Figure to £103,000. This just goes to show crucial it is to attack the benefit Figure as well as the Available Amount. These sums hang over a client indefinitely allowing the Prosecution to re-visit their case when new assetts are accrued, particularly now that the Serious Crime Act is in force which encourages the prosecution to re-visit.
Read the brief details of this other case and see why all proceeds of Crime cases should be prepared fully well in advance.
R v Druce – Solicitor David Corker comments on this recent case. Link