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Regardless of whether you were convicted following a trial or whether you pleaded guilty to the offences, you are still entitled to appeal providing that you have a good reason to do so. In order to determine whether this reason may exist, there are a few simple points that you should consider:
1) You cannot appeal if the any of following examples apply:
2) You may have Grounds to Appeal if the any of following examples apply:
When sentencing, a Judge is generally guided by the sentencing guidelines set out in law, along with precedents (previous sentences handed out in similar cases). However, he/she will also be influenced by a number of other factors which are specific to each individual case. These include:
Because most sentences are handed out after the above have been considered, there is no simple method of deciding whether or not you have Grounds to Appeal your sentence, and it will require an examination of the circumstances of your case in order to know this.
For more information on the criminal appeal process, please look at the page ‘Criminal Appeals against Conviction and Sentence’ on the left hand toolbar.
If you would like to speak to one of our criminal solicitors , please contact us on freephone 0808 155 4870 and ask to speak to a criminal defence lawyer in our London, Manchester, Salford or Birmingham offices.
Please note that due to funding constraints we cannot take any more legal aid appeals and will update this website when we can begin to take on more legal aid clients. We are taking on new private appeals as usual.
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