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Restraint Orders

Restraint Orders Lawyers in Manchester

This is an order issued by the Crown Court which freezes all of the accuser’s assets pending the outcome of the criminal trial and if convicted, the frozen are ready for collection under any Confiscation Order made by the court. The prosecuting authority can apply to the court for a Restraint Order at any point of the investigation, even before you have been charged. Once you have been served with a Restraint Order you are required to provide the prosecutor with details of all your assets both within and outside the UK. This information has to be supplied in the form of a statement and within 14 days of service of the Order and so it is vital that you seek legal advice once served with an order.

Any breach of the Restraint Order is held as a contempt of court and is punishable by imprisonment.

You are entitled to apply to discharge or to seek a variation of the Order but any such application should be supported by statement and evidence which must be served on the prosecutor at least two days before any hearing.

Subject to discharge or variation, the Restraint Order will remain in place until the conclusion of your matter when it will be discharged by the judge.

Restraint orders are closely linked to Confiscation Orders, so please take a look at our information here.

If you have a question about a case, or you need expert legal advice on any criminal allegation, contact us to see how we can help you.

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Restraint Order Solicitors in Manchester

Offering specialist advice and representation on cases of restraint orders, Stephen Lickrish & Associates Solicitors in Manchester can help. Contact us today by calling us at 0161 237 1913 or on 0800 988 64 22 for 24-hour legal advice. Alternatively, contact us by filling out an enquiry form.

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