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Can the victim be compensated with the confiscated property of the convicted person?

Verified 03 septembre 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

Yes, the victim of a offense may be compensated with funds generated from the property of the author of the facts which have been confiscated by the court.

Before claiming compensation, you must verify that all of the following conditions are met:

  • You were civil party at the trial of the offense
  • The accused person was convicted of the offense by a final judgment
  • The final judgment awarded you damages
  • The offender has not compensated you, and his financial situation does not allow you to make seizures on his property
  • The confiscation of the property belonging to the perpetrator was ordered by final judgment
  • You have entered Civi and Sarvi, but you have not been fully compensated

Forfeited property and money may be used to compensate you. This will be the case even if it is property that was purchased with money from a theft or a scam.

If the perpetrator has been ordered to pay you court costs not covered by the State, you can also request payment from his confiscated property.

To obtain compensation, you must contact the Asset Management and Recovery Agency (Agrasc) within 2 months after the date of the judgment granting you compensation.

The request must be made by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt.

Your application must include the following documents:

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French

Your application must include the following documents:

  • Letter to Agrasc, written by you or your lawyer, requesting compensation from the funds managed by Agrasc, mentioning the amount in euros of the amount claimed. If you have already received an initial compensation from Civi or Sarvi, the amount already paid must be specified and deducted from the amount claimed.
  • Photocopy (front and back) of your ID: identity card, passport, document or birth certificate
  • K-bis extract, if the compensation concerns a company
  • Copy of final decision (judgment, judgment). If the decision has not yet been typed and obtained from the Registry, it is appropriate to send your application without this document, which you will send later.
  • Certificate of non-appeal or non-appeal
  • RIB or postal identity statement

Aliens living in France

Your application must include the following documents:

  • Letter to Agrasc, written by you or your lawyer, requesting compensation from the funds managed by Agrasc, mentioning the amount in euros of the amount claimed. If you have already received an initial compensation from Civi orSarvi, the amount already paid must be specified and deducted from the amount claimed.
  • Photocopy (front and back) of your ID: residence or resident card, birth certificate or certificate
  • K-bis extract, if the compensation concerns a company
  • Copy of final decision (judgment, judgment). If the decision has not yet been typed and obtained from the Registry, it is appropriate to send your application without this document, which you will send later.
  • Certificate of non-appeal or non-appeal
  • RIB or postal identity statement

Abroad living abroad

Your application must include the following documents:

  • Letter to Agrasc, written by you or your lawyer, requesting compensation from the funds managed by Agrasc, mentioning the amount in euros of the amount claimed. If you have already received an initial compensation from Civi or Sarvi, the amount already paid must be specified and deducted from the amount claimed.
  • Photocopy (front and back) of your ID: identity card or passport issued by your country or birth certificate
  • K-bis extract, if the compensation concerns a company
  • Copy of final decision (judgment, judgment). If the decision has not yet been typed and obtained from the Registry, it is appropriate to send your application without this document, which you will send later.
  • Certificate of non-appeal or non-appeal
  • RIB or postal identity statement
Who shall I contact
  • Management and recovery agency for seized and confiscated assets (Agrasc)

    98 - 102 rue de Richelieu

    75002 Paris

Agrasc cannot pay cash, the compensation is only by bank transfer.

If you do not have a bank or postal account, you can request in writing (with your first names, names, address, date and signature) that the money be paid into your lawyer's third-party account (Carpa account). You can also request the opening of a bank or postal account by asserting the right to the account.