The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) makes provisions under law to freeze or seize the assets of individuals who have been accused or convicted of making financial gain from their criminal activity. At O’Garra’s Solicitors, we have extensive experience in defending such actions, and we have a dedicated team of POCA experts waiting to protect your interests. In many cases we are involved with, we find that the distress caused by the seizure of assets including cash and property can be just as devastating as the prospect of a custodial sentence. Entire families can struggle to make ends meet when assets are frozen, so we investigate cases on their individual merits and make representations to the courts accordingly. We work to ensure that our clients and their families have enough money to meet the everyday, essential expenses that everyone in society has. Choosing O’Garra’s to represent you during POCA proceedings gives you access to specialist knowledge in this particular area of the law, as well as extensive experience. Unlike most other law firms in the UK, we have lawyers who deal only in POCA cases. So, instead of having a solicitor who deals with general criminal defence, you get someone who has defended countless POCA cases to protect your assets. The advice and guidance we provide is not based on textbooks and the complexities of the legal terminology used in the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002; it is based on reallife cases we have defended in the past. This allows us to offer practical advice that is relevant to your case. We intrinsically understand how the law operates in POCA cases, so we can prepare you for the battle ahead. A POCA case is often a complex and invasive one. Our expert lawyers will investigate every area of your finances, and they will fight to minimise the amount you are ordered to pay the court. We will also strive to ensure that only fully realisable assets are seized, and we will do all of this with the utmost discretion and sympathy. We know how traumatic these cases can be from experience, so we’re always available to offer genuine advice. If your assets are under threat from a POCA investigation, calling us quickly will give you the best chance possible of protecting your interests. The quicker we can begin investigating the specifics of your case, the quicker we can start to mount a robust defence. Get in touch without delay, and we’ll work with you to protect your financial future.
Our team of experienced and expert criminal defence lawyers have a reputation for professional, courteous and accomplished representation in every possible scenario. Whether you are in custody or awaiting court proceedings, the dedicated lawyers at O’Garra’s Solicitors can ensure your legal rights are observed at all times. We are one of the most renowned and respected criminal defence firms in the Leeds area, so you can rest assured that you’re in the best possible legal hands with us. It doesn’t matter what time of the day you need expert legal representation, as we operate on a 24houraday basis. Whenever you call us, we always have two lawyers available whether it’s a Sunday evening or during the early hours of Saturday night. Because our administration and support staff work on a callout basis, we can offer the same service in the early hours of the morning as we do during office hours. Due to our stringent standards and dedication to providing the very best legal counsel, we have been awarded a criminal defence contract in Leeds for the second time. However, our expertise stretches from Carlisle to Cornwall. Wherever you are in the country, we are here to help. You can call us from anywhere, and we’ll explain your rights and your best course of action over the phone. If you’ve been arrested, the experience can be frightening and intimidating. That’s why we are always ready to assist you within minutes of you picking up the phone. We will explain your rights, and ensure that they are being observed by the arresting officers. We will then work to ascertain whether or not the evidence against you has credence. We will utilise several years’ of experience in criminal defence to make representations to police on your behalf. If we believe you should be released, we will press the case with vigour and the full weight of the law behind us. From arranging bail to consulting with you regarding a possible defence, we are here to protect your legal rights and interests. We will assess the specifics of your case and recommend the legal representation that we feel you need. If you’re worried about the cost involved in defending a criminal case in court, we will supply you with the projected costs and assess your entitlement to Legal Aid. If you’re in custody or facing arrest, you need the expert legal counsel of O’Garra’s Solicitors. We have lawyers who can be by your side within minutes of your call, so don’t delay.
O’Garra’s is warning vehicle owners of a number of new legislations regarding road traffic law which are coming into effect on 1 April 2014. They include: The Road Traffic Offenders (Additional Offences) Order 2014 – This Order amends section 20 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988. It allows records from prescribed devices, such as Automatic Number […]