Breach your alcohol licence or planning order, and you may find yourself treated as a criminal mastermind, as James Daglish explains
The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 created a way for the state to recover the financial rewards of criminality. To most people, that will conjure up images of seizing the ill-gotten gains and assets of career criminals, gangsters and drug lords. While the legislation certainly covers all those possibilities – indeed, that is arguably its main aim – it also has a more run-of-the-mill application that may come as a surprise to the uninitiated.
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