You can appeal any sentence of the Magistrates’ Court if you lodge your Grounds of Appeal within 21 days of your sentence (available at gov.uk). You can appeal your sentence on the Grounds that you think it was too long or unfair. I can help with all of this.
You can appeal your sentence from the Crown Court to the Court of Appeal Criminal Division on the basis that it is ‘manifestly excessive’ (i.e. too long) or ‘wrong in principle’ (e.g. wrong type of sentence). In order to appeal you must submit written Grounds of Appeal together with a completed NG Form (available gov.uk). I can help with all of this.
You need to make sure that you put together the most powerful possible arguments as to why your sentence was manifestly excessive – this is my absolute forte – I can write the most powerful Grounds of Appeal and those most likely to persuade a Judge to allow the appeal to proceed.
Stages of an Appeal
As with conviction appeals to the Court of Appeal the stages are as follows:
(1) Application for Permission to Appeal before the Single Judge – this is generally conducted by a High Court Judge on the papers – however a little used technique is to appear in person for this hearing (s.31 procedure) this has a far higher success rate and it is a device that I use to increase your chances of success;
(2) If permission is granted then the appeal progresses to the Full Court of Appeal – this is where you need an experienced and able Barrister to fight your case in Court – this is where I thrive.