ADJOURNMENTS OF CONFISCATION HEARINGS WERE WITHIN JUDGE’S DISCRETION

[2001] EWCA Crim 1763 [2001] EWCA Crim 1763

After a confiscation hearing had been adjourned beyond the six-month period after conviction, further adjournments did not require there to be “exceptional circumstances” under s.3 Drug Trafficking Act 1994 because the court could then manage its own process.