We offer specialist advice in both Criminal and Extradition Appeal Cases.
Many clients will have received advice from their legal team who conducted the case but may wish to have a second opinion on their case before they make a final decision.
We can advise on you on whether grounds may exist to appeal against a decision made in your case.
There are set time limits to lodging appeals (detailed below) and we are in a position to provide robust and realistic advice imminently.
Should you require assistance with an appeal contact us.
Appeal Against Crown Court Conviction Or Sentence
We have experience of representing clients who have appealed both convictions and sentences imposed by the Crown Court.
We are in a position to provide a second opinion on your case. This could include challenging judicial directions which were not made in the case, exploring changes in the law, or looking at potential fresh evidence which was not available in the case.
A defendant will usually have 28 days to appeal against a conviction or sentence imposed by the Crown Court.
These 28 days are effective from the date of the decision made by the Crown Court, therefore if you are convicted on the 1st May and sentenced on the 1st June. You will have 28 days from the 1st May to lodge an appeal against your sentence and 28 days from the 1st June to lodge an appeal against your sentence.
There are situations where a permission to appeal out of time may be sought. Should you wish to pursue an appeal out of time we are in a position to provide advice to defendants who wish to consider appealing outside of the specified time limits.
Appeal From Magistrates to Crown Court.
A defendant will have 21 days to appeal a decision made by the Magistrates Court.
To Appeal against a decision from the Magistrates, you will not require written grounds to appeal however we are in a position to provide advise and assistance should you wish to appeal against a decision In the Magistrates Court.
The time limits for appeal cases begin immediately after the decision has been made in the case.
We have been successfully able to have cases reopened under s142 of the Magistrates Court Act 1980 with the last case being as recent as April 2020, this ultimately resulted in the Crown Prosecution deciding to not proceed with the allegation.
Re-Opening a Case
To appeal against an Extradition order, an appeal will need to be lodged to the High Court within 7 days of the decision of the District Judge.
We have a proven track record of successfully appealing Extradition orders and are in a position to provide urgent and effective assistance to any persons who seek to challenge an Extradition order.