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Objecting to Confiscation

YOU’VE BEEN SERVED

The first thing you should do if you’ve been served with a freezing notice or freezing order is get legal advice about your particular situation. You only have a short window to objecting to confiscation of your property, so don’t waste any time getting advice from an experienced lawyer.

SERVED WITH A FREEZING NOTICE – WHAT NOW?

  1. Complete and provide a statutory declaration to the officer in charge of the police station stated in the notice within 7 days. Your statutory declaration must include details of any person who is an interested party. If you don’t know of any interested parties, you must make that clear in your declaration.
  2. File an objection within 28 days. Various documents need to be filed with the Court nominated in the freezing notice, in order to object to confiscation. If you don’t object to the freezing notice within the time frame, your property can be confiscated automatically.

SERVED WITH A FREEZING ORDER – WHAT NOW?

  1. Complete and provide a statutory declaration to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) within 7 days. Your statutory declaration must include details of any person who is an interested party. If you don’t know of any interested parties, you must make that clear in your declaration.
  2. File an objection within 28 days. Various documents need to be filed with the Court nominated in the freezing notice, in order to object to confiscation. If you don’t object to the freezing notice within the time frame, your property can be confiscated automatically.

Whether you’ve been served with a freezing notice or a freezing order, preparing and filing your statutory declaration and objection is time-consuming and can be complicated if you’re not familiar with the process. We’re here to help objecting to confiscation.

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