Criminal Appeals Solicitors
What happens when you have been convicted, and you want to appeal? What if you think that the Court made a mistake with your sentence? How do you go about addressing it? Whether you have been convicted in the
Our experienced team of lawyers can help you.
If you are considering an appeal of any kind, whether, from the Magistrates or Crown Court, it is vital that you contact us quickly. Whether or not we acted for you in the first instance. Where the deadline has passed, we may be able to help with drafting reasons as to why an extension should be granted. We will carefully consider all aspects of your case. Moreover, we will provide you with the practical advice you need to help you make your decision. Should you choose to pursue an appeal against your conviction, we will guide you through the formalities.
There are some alternative routes of appeal which may be available to you when appealing from the Magistrates Court. You can appeal to the Crown Court where you believe that the magistrates made a mistake in fact or fact and law. To the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court by way of case stated where you believe that the magistrates made an error of law or acted in excess of their powers. To the High Court for judicial review where you think that there has been unfairness, bias or procedural irregularity.
All defendants have a right of appeal against conviction or sentence from the Magistrates Court to the Crown Court. Where an appeal is taken against conviction, it will take the form of a complete ‘re-hearing’ of the original matter. However, it is important to seek legal advice since there may be costs implications in the event of an unsuccessful appeal, and
To appeal against a decision of the Crown Court.
Whether against conviction or sentence,
When considering appeals against sentence, we can assist you in advising whether or not there are grounds for arguing that it is ‘manifestly excessive’ or ‘wrong in law’ and can also advise you in relation to any ancillary orders that may have been imposed at the time, such as Criminal Behaviour Orders, Sexual Harm Prevention Orders, Restraining Orders and many more.
Legal Aid is available for some cases, and we can advise you as to whether you are eligible. In other cases, we can offer competitive private rates, calculated on a ‘staged’ basis so that we do not undertake or charge you for unnecessary work.
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