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There are many possible section 12A notices. Which one was issued to you. If you look at the notice it will say notice given under what Act.
The one for seizure of goods by HMRC and the one under Landlord and Tenant Act do not appear in any criminal record/DBS. The only one that should cause concern should be under the Theft Act
Thank you for your last message. No it will not show up on your criminal record or dbs check. If you accept the notice you deal with what penalty hmrc or border force impose. If you disagree you file a notice of claim which will trigger court action in the magistrates court usually but even this is not criminal proceedings. Challenging the legality of a seizure is a civil process, mainly to establish whether something was seized lawfully by HMRC or Border Force. A notice of claim will trigger HMRC or Border Force to start court proceedings to decide if a seizure was lawful. Those proceedings only decide what should happen to seized things. They do not decide any action against a person in relation to seized things so you will not get a criminal record just because the court decides HMRC or Border Force was right to seize something.I hope this helps. Any follow up please do not hesitate to send your message. Glad always to clarify. All the best,
Why did you get a notice? What was seized? What have you done with the notice?
Hi, in that case you should not just ignore the Notice. Depending on who is noted as having seized it you must contact them to say you know nothing about the package and are very concerened that your name has been implicated. You should also report to Action Fraud as it is most likely identity fraud..
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