APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION

Appeal against Conviction

How to appeal against being found guilty

"If you want to appeal against a conviction in the Magistrates' Court your usual appeal will be to the Crown Court. If you want to appeal against a conviction in the Crown Court you will need to seek permission (leave) to appeal to the Court of Appeal Criminal Division"

If you are not guilty but have been found guilty after a trial, you will want to consider appealing against your conviction. Sometimes there will have been problems with the evidence that the court was allowed to hear, or the prosecution evidence may have been flawed, or there might be evidence you feel should have been but was not put before the court, or something may have happened during the course of the trial that made the whole process unfair.  

If you want to appeal against a conviction in the Magistrates' Court your usual appeal will be to the Crown Court. If you want to appeal against a conviction in the Crown Court you will need to seek permission (known as 'leave') to appeal to the Court of Appeal Criminal Division. Click on the box below for information on each route of appeal.