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Appeals ­ criminal cases

From the magistrates courts (exercising its criminal
jurisdiction) there are 4 routes of appeal:

1. Under the Criminal Appeals Act (1995) magistrates can rectify
an error meaning the case is re-tried.

2. Either the prosecution or accused can appeal on an error of law
or that…

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of scientific evidence or the non-disclosure of evidence or new
evidence.

There is currently a backlog of cases for the Criminal Cases Review
Commission to consider but the CCRC has now been given increased
resources to deal more speedily with its workload and has improved
its procedures.

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