The Proceeds of Crime Act was introduced in 2002 and allows the state powers to investigate your financial affairs. If it suspects you’ve benefitted financially from criminal activity it can confiscate some or all of your assets.
When will there be proceeds of crime?
What is a criminal lifestyle?
You’re deemed to have a criminal lifestyle if the offence you’re charged with meets one or more of the following criteria:
- You’re found to be involved in drug trafficking, money laundering offence, directing terrorism, people trafficking, arms trafficking, counterfeiting, intellectual property infringement, pimps and brothels, blackmail, an offence of attempting, conspiring, inciting, aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring an offence specified above
- Your conduct forms part of a course of criminal activity
- You’ve committed the offence over a period of at least six months and you’ve benefited from your conduct
What’s the criminal lifestyle test?
What’s a restraint order?
Will there always be a proceeds of crime confiscation order following a conviction?
What happens if I don’t pay the confiscation order?
If I serve the default term, can I be sent back to prison if I continue not to pay?
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