Dan Jones was specifically instructed to represent his client in confiscation proceedings following his plea of guilty to possession with intent to supply a significant quantity of herbal cannabis. The hearing was at Lincoln Crown Court.
The Crown were originally seeking an order in excess of £320,000. A contested three-day hearing before the Recorder of Lincoln followed, involving issues as to the applicability of a basis of plea in confiscation cases, trusts and the lifestyle assumptions amongst others. As a result of Dan’s oral and written submissions on those matters, the Recorder eventually made a substantially reduced confiscation order of around £90,000.
Dan has developed a busy practice in the Crown court, accepting instructions to act for both the defence and the prosecution. Dan has also appeared, as junior counsel alone, on behalf of clients in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division). Dan is instructed to defend and prosecute the full range of criminal offences, but particularly cases of serious violence, sexual offences, offences related to the possession and supply of drugs and dishonesty offences including theft and fraud.