There are 3 differnat types of offenses heard by the criminal courts
Summery Offenses: Magistrates Court: Driving offenses
Triable either way offenses: either court: Theft and ABH
Indictable offenses: Crown Court: Murder, Manslaughter, Rape
Appeals from the Magistrates Court:
1) Appeal against conviction
appeal is heard from the crown court by a judge and two magistrates.
D's conviction can be confirmed, quashed or varied
2) Appeal against Sentence
appeal heard in crown court.
D's sentence can be confirmed, increased or decreased.
3) Case stated appeal
heard by queens bench divisonal court
prosecution and defendent claim magistrates came to the wrong decision based on a point of law. The appeal court can confirm, vary, reverse or remit…