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 re-hearing in relation to any conviction or sentence imposed at a magistrates’ court. The appeal lies to the crown court.
To appeal against conviction or sentence from the crown court requires permission of the Court of Appeal. The law relating to appeals is complex. Sonn Macmillan Walker can give you all the advice that you need on this subject.
We also have expertise in conducting appeals to the High Court. These appeals might be by way of case stated or judicial review and can be against decisions made by either the magistrates’ court or crown court, although such appeals are only appropriate in limited circumstances.
Extradition cases also frequently give rise to High Court appeals and very occasionally appeals to the Supreme Court. Sonn Macmillan Walker has considerable experience in this field.