Regina v October: CACD 27 Feb 2003

The court had adjourned its proceedings in the absence of the defendant, so as not to fall foul of the requirement that a confiscation inquiry must take place within six months of conviction. The defendant appealed.
Held: The court could exercise its common law power to adjourn. The statutory power could only be exercised where the defendant appeared at court. The common law exercise of the power was valid, and in accord with Sekhon.


Scott Baker LJ, Pitchford J, Sir Edwin Jowitt


Times 11-Mar-2003, Gazette 24-Apr-2003


Drug Trafficking Act 1994 2(1)


England and Wales


CitedSekhon, etc v Regina CACD 16-Dec-2002
The defendants appealed against confiscation orders on the basis that in various ways, the Crown had failed to comply with procedural requirements.
Held: The courts must remember the importance of such procedures in the fight against crime, . .

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CitedRegina v Soneji; Regina v Bullen CACD 20-Jun-2003
If the court could only postpone confiscation proceedings in exceptional circumstances, it behoved the court before allowing such an adjournment to enquire into the justification, and to record the circumstances which made it exceptional. The . .
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