Confiscation Law

Paul Horvath Solicitor’s is one of the few Melbourne law firms with extensive experience in Confiscation Law.

We have extensive experience negotiating with the Office of Public Prosecutions (both State and Commonwealth) and Asset Confiscation Operations in relation to restrained property.

Let us help protect your interest in any property subject to a Restraining Order due to actual or suspected criminal offences by lodging an exclusion order with the relevant court.

If you have been charged with or suspected of committing a serious criminal offence, your property may be restrained under Victorian or Commonwealth law.

You must not “deal” with it. That means you must not use a bank account or draw money out of it; house is restrained you must not draw money from or extend your mortgage . It is a serious offence to breach a restraining order.

  • Cash
  • Bank accounts
  • Houses
  • Cars

Your property may be:

  • Forfeited to the State
  • Used to compensate a victim, or
  • Used to pay a pecuniary penalty order (financial penalty) to the State.