Stokoe Partnership Solicitors’ Amjid Jabbar succeeds in arguments which resulted in the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) dropping confiscation proceedings against the defendant following a drug trafficking conviction.

Amjid was instructed to act for the defendant following his conviction for drug trafficking (importation of cocaine and supply of cocaine). The Crown began confiscation proceedings in February 2013 and asserted a benefit figure in the hundreds of thousands. A detailed response was submitted and the matter was listed for a hearing. Following submission in respect of the calculation of benefit, the Crown attempted to assert that the defendant also had “hidden assets”. The hearing was adjourned and following further submissions (which included a potential abuse of process argument) the Crown decided to withdraw the confiscation proceedings in December 2014.