This is a complex area of the law and we have extensive experience in conducting appeals.
Whether you plead guilty, or are found guilty, in either the Magistrates’ Court or Crown Court, an appeal might be appropriate.
All defendants have an automatic right of appeal by way of a re-hearing in relation to any conviction or sentence imposed at a Magistrates’ Court. The appeal ordinarily lies to the Crown Court within 21 days of the Conviction/Sentence.
Appeals from the Crown Court are subject to a favourable advice from a barrister and permission from a single Court of Appeal Judge on Paper in the first instance and even in circumstances where the single judge refuses permission you are entitled as of right to renew your application before the full Court of Appeal. Such an application should be carefully pursued as there is a risk that any time spent in custody may be lost.
We are here to advise and assist you during the appeal process. If you are looking for a law firm that can give you the time and expertise to put together a meritorious appeal, Kamrans should be your first port of call.