Regina v Cole: CACD 22 Apr 1998

The defendant having been convicted of drug offences was subject to an application for confiscation of his assets. For various reasons, including the illness of the judge, the decision was not made within the 6 month period. The court held that the postponement having been made in open court by the judge within the period, it was up to him to decide whether the circumstances were exceptional. The order stood.


Lord Justice Judge, Mr Justice Mitchell And Recorder Of Birmingham His Honour Judge Peter Crawford QC


[1998] EWCA Crim 1274


Drug Trafficking Act 1994 3(1)


England and Wales

Criminal Sentencing

Updated: 29 September 2022; Ref: scu.154148