We offer specialist advice in both Criminal and Extradition Appeals.
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 on whether to pursue an appeal. We can advise you on whether grounds 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 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. An appeal could include challenging judicial decisions made in the case, exploring changes in the law, or looking at potential fresh evidence that was not initially available in your case.
A defendant usually has 28 days to appeal against a conviction or sentence the Crown Court imposes. These 28 days are effective from the date of the decision made by the Crown Court; therefore, if you are convicted on the 1st of May and sentenced on the 1st of June. You will have 28 days from the 1st of May to appeal against your conviction and 28 days from the 1st of June to appeal against your sentence.
There are situations where a defendant may seek permission to appeal out of time may be sought. Should you wish to pursue an appeal outside of time, we can advise defendants who want 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 advice and assistance should you wish to appeal against a decision In the Magistrates Court.
The time limits for appeal cases in the Magistrates Court begin immediately after the decision has been made in the case.
Re-Opening a Case
We have had recent success having cases reopened under s142 of the Magistrates Court Act 1980. We advise anybody considering taking this route for several reasons ranging from not receiving original documents in the post to being convicted in absence despite having a reasonable excuse for not attending court.
To appeal against an Extradition order, an appeal will need to be lodged to the High Court within seven days of the decision of the District Judge.
We regularly challenge orders of Extradition in the High Court and have a proven track record of successfully appealing extradition orders. We are in a position to provide urgent and practical assistance to anyone seeking to challenge an extradition order.