The system of criminal appeals from the Magistrates Court or Crown Court can be a complicated area. It requires specialist advice based on the individual details of a specific case. This section of CriminalDefence.info is designed to give an overview of criminal appeals, as well as basic information on procedure and funding.
While the criminal justice system is constantly developing and adapting to changes in society, no system can ever be perfect. This is why a system of criminal appeals is necessary, so that if mistakes are made they can be examined and hopefully corrected.
This section of the site will look at the following issues:
- Appeals against conviction from the Magistrates Court
- Appeals against sentence from the Magistrates Court
- Appealing decisions from the Crown Court
Criminal Appeals have very specific procedures and time limits. it is important that if you have a question about a possible appeal, you receive specialist legal advice from a specialist criminal solicitor or barrister as soon as possible.
If you or someone you know have a question about criminal appeals, contact us to see how we can help you.