Restraint orders prevent businesses from dealing with any of their assets and can be obtained at the very early stages of an investigation, sometimes even before any arrests have been made.
As a leading criminal defence solicitor in Birmingham, we are experienced in getting these orders varied or even discharged and legal aid funding may be available.
Confiscation orders demand that defendants pay the amount of their perceived benefit from crime. The prosecution may seek astronomically high figures for this value and may claim assets have been hidden. Orders can request the payment of these hidden sums, even if there is no evidence of their existence. We take a proactive approach to such orders and have established various strategies for dealing with the prosecuting authorities, often negotiating acceptable resolutions and, in some cases, persuading the prosecution not to proceed at all.
Matt O’Brien heads up the Confiscation and Restraint Orders Department.