Appeal Against Sentence
Whether you plead guilty, or find yourself convicted after a trial or a Newton Hearing, it’s important to know that the Court has sentenced you correctly and proportionately. It could be your liberty which is at stake, your driving licence, or the chance to engage in rehabilitation with the Probation Service or Youth Offending Team within the community. You may have received an ‘ancillary order’ such as a Criminal Behaviour Order, Restraining Order, Sexual Harm Prevention Order or similar. We can advise you as to whether the terms of this are fair or whether they could be varied.
Sentencing can be tricky, and in addition to the Sentencing Guidelines that the Court often has to follow for the relevant offence, a number of other factors need to be taken into account in order to determine the appropriate sentence. It is unsurprising therefore, that occasionally the Court might make a mistake in deciding your sentence.
At Reeds Solicitors, our lawyers will always advise you at the end of your case as to whether there is any basis for appealing your sentence. If you decide to appeal a sentence, there are strict deadlines involved and it’s important that you get in touch with us quickly. Our specialist team will ensure that we have all the relevant information and evidence to put before the Court, as well as case law which may support your argument. With the best possible representation at any appeal hearing, you can rest assured that your chances of success are maximised.
Reeds Solicitors are able to offer you the benefit of our own integrated Chambers. We do not just offer ‘in-house advocates’ but have sought to cultivate a highly respected team of experienced barristers and solicitor advocates – all of whom have been carefully selected by us based on their courtroom skills, dedication, judgment and absolute commitment to our client-centred approach. Contact any one of our experienced team, or alternatively you can contact us here to provide us with your details, and one of the team will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
For more information about instructing one of our in house advocates directly, click here to be directed to our Chambers website.
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