Right of Appeal
How to appeal a sentence
If you have received a sentence for a motoring law offence, and feel that you have been wrongly convicted, you have the right to take your case to the High Court in order to appeal against the decision.
You must lodge your appeal within 21 days of the original ruling as this is the deadline for submitting your claim. If you find that this time has elapsed it may still be possible for you to appeal, but it will require you to be granted special permission (leave) to make an application after the deadline.
If you are considering exercising this right, however, it is vital to bear in mind that good preparation is of the essence. Taking your case before the High Court can involve complex legal wrangling, and there is much more to deal with than when facing Magistrates Court. The High Court maintains a higher level of formality, and there will probably be specialist High Court representatives making the case for the Prosecution.
Furthermore, if your appeal should fail, you could be held responsible for paying the legal fees of the Prosecution. Bear in mind that, due to the involvement of High Court proceedings and the specialists this entails, these fees will work out far higher than those in Magistrates Court.
Because of these undeniable facts, it is important that you bring on board an expert road traffic lawyer to assess your chances of success and aid you in preparing your appeal. With our Find a Solicitor service, finding the right lawyer couldn’t be easier. Simply fill out the form and we’ll do the rest.
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