The appeal processes in the Scottish Criminal Courts almost always involve statutory time limits. If you or a loved one has recently been convicted or sentenced in a Scottish Criminal Court, then these time limits will already be in effect; and, in many cases, you will only have from days to a couple of weeks to appeal. Contact Graham Walker Solicitors now to ensure that you do not miss the deadline and get comprehensive specialist advice.
Graham Walker Solicitors represent individuals appealing against a decision made in relation to their cases on a daily basis. As a result, we have a wealth of experience dealing with appeals in the Scottish Criminal Appeal Courts.
Throughout a criminal trial, there are many things that could happen which could justify an appeal against your conviction, including the following:
It must be noted, however, that this list is not exhaustive. There are other grounds of appeal that are not included in this list and there may still be an arguable ground of appeal in your case.
Although there are many grounds for appealing against your conviction, there are only two grounds for appealing against your sentence. These are:
With both appeals against conviction and sentence, or against both, it is essential to instruct a solicitor. The appeal process is complicated, and there are many statutory time limits that apply. Graham Walker Solicitors have extensive experience dealing with appeals of all kinds and instructing us will maximise your chances of success.