Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 451 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Judge LJ, Butterfield J and The Recorder of Liverpool

Representation Rudi Fortson (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  James Dennison (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 30 October 2002


Sentencing - Confiscation order - Proceeds of drug trafficking - Assessment of proceeds - Property of defendant - Assumptions made by court - Realisable assets - Gross or net value of home.

The Case

The defendant's confiscation order was inappropriate because the judge had failed to deduct the amount of his mortgage from the market value of his property in order to assess his proceeds from drug trafficking, pursuant to ss4 and 7 of the .

Practice Areas

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