Proceeds of crime
When you are charged with a serious drug offence, your confiscated property must be forfeited to the State of Queensland.
The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) institutes proceedings and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions acts as their solicitors on the record.
Often, offenders only find out they’re being targeted by the CCC when they’re served with paperwork advising that their assets have already been frozen.
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Jasper Fogerty Lawyers is uniquely placed to help you with these proceedings.
Julia Jasper holds dual qualifications as an accredited specialist in criminal law and as a chartered accountant.
She has more than seven years of experience working as a senior financial investigator in law enforcement, focused on confiscations.
Methods of confiscation
There are three main ways that assets can be confiscated under Queensland legislation.
Confiscation without conviction
This allows the State to confiscate assets of people who are suspected of serious crime-related activity.
A person may not have been convicted of any criminal offence to trigger this confiscation. These confiscations include forfeiture orders, proceeds assessment orders and the newly introduced unexplained wealth orders.
Serious drug offender confiscation orders
This enables the State to confiscate all assets belonging to people convicted of certain serious drug offences, regardless of how the assets were acquired.
Confiscation after conviction
This deals with the confiscation of assets that are used when committing serious crimes and property that has been acquired directly or indirectly through crime.
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