Proceeds of Crime
The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 governs the law relating to confiscation of money and assets that have been gained through criminal conduct. It allows the authorities in Scotland to seek confiscation or forfeiture of cash and assets that it alleges are the Proceeds of Crime. Proceedings are judged on a civil law standard of proof. It is a particularly complex piece of legislation that allows the Crown to pursue two distinct avenues to recover the proceeds of crime, either Criminal Confiscation proceedings or Civil Recovery Proceedings. Should your case fall within the former category please do not hesitate to contact our office to arrange a free consultation.