Solicitor David Wells and Barrister Stephen Field explain the procedure for appealing against sentence and the powers held by the Court of Appeal
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1/9/2011 Keith Hume -
24/2/2012 jane -my personal opinion is, that your wife should of stopped and you cant talk on her behalf as you werent present. regardless of how the car was parked has nothing to with the way your wife drove and she should of maneuvered around the parked vehicle, she should need to take another test if she doesn't no that also, is she fit enough to drive also due to the fact shes giving out her doctors number!
4/4/2012 daniel farrell -my friend was sentanced to life with a recomended 13 years to serve along with 4 others who got different sentances ranging between 14 - 22 years. it was a very public case now i dont agree with things they have done but i think the sentances past on my brother an his friends was wrong they never actually murdered anybody or actually fired a gun they got convicted of ordering people to do it for them my brothers part in it all was he was the safe house for the gun. i no you shouldnt go on other peoples sentances but there was a man who has just been convicted of selling guns to numerous amounts of people as the police have stated that there was 72 guns sold an there is 52 still on the streets today this man has just been sentanced to 11 years recommended 2 years less than my friend how is this the justice system is all wrong as i said i dont agree with any of it i just want the right sentances to be past on people .
18/6/2012 denise williams -a friend of mine has recntly been given a 20mth prison sentencs for hitting a pedestrian in his vehicle whilst under the influence of alcohol, his wife gave birth to their baby just one week before his conviction, this is his first offence , can he make an appeal?
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23/9/2012 darren beck -my girlfriend an a mother of two children with disabilities, was sentence to 27mth in prison for theft from a home she was cleaning at the time stated as theft in breach of trust ,she suffers from sever depresstion an at time was taking high dosages of antidepressants ,also self medication of street valium, ive read sentencing guidelines ,for simlar cases ,an starting points are 18wks custody /high 12mths in high degree of trust, also the guilty plee guideline state a 1/3 off if plead at first reasonable opportunity /after trial date set is 1/4,witch her plea was made before trial date set ,she had 8mth suspended for 18mths witch she nealy completed 3 or 4 mths short of, we lodge for a N.G to appeal the lengh of sentence ,an reduce the 27mths to 12/18mths
26/11/2012 holly -hi, i was wondering a friends of my was involved in a case and its a bit complicated. the things is that someone was in cousterdy and the person was sent to orison for 6 year but now the person will be serving for 3 years only. but as we know that they take half of the sentence off if they behave and all that crap stuff. and he now is in prison and my friend didnt know that she could appeal so then he could get longer time in prison as to what the eprson did to my friend was unfair and very wrong and shes a victim.
19/12/2012 ceriann -Previously my fiance was remanded in prison when I was 3months pregnant with our first little boy. While he was in we applied for 2 bail applications 1 failed then we won the other when I was around 8months pregnant on compassionate grounds so he could be there at the birth! His trial was 17th july only a month into parent hood! Well he had a few issues with our house getting robbed the day we was suppost to bring our son home so we had to live seprate for abit because he was getting threatned also! He went to 4 days out of 5 at his trial an decided not to go on the last day scared as me and our baby could be in danger! Mean while about a month ago my so called family put my fiance in! I wouldn't mind but we just wanted our last xmas together with our new born!! But the judge gave him 8years 8months there wasn't no solid evidence as the solicitor told us previously the case was falling apart and he had no previouse what's so ever this was for conspiricy to burgle!!! And am so angry with the judge because we was fine and he was an elecrician he just got in with the rong crowd and ended up looking like the one that done everyfin so the judge said!!!! I just think there all heartless!! A man on the news only got 4 yearz for murder!!! What the hell this country needs to fix up and the judges get paid to much for wrecking other innocent peoples lifes!!! Sorry but the justice system is a load of s***t
2/2/2013 YorkieA Crown Court gaves incorrect charges of rape to a newspaper and was published.
20/6/2013 Sophie spahia -Hi my husband was sentence last week for cultivation e was sentenced to 28 months he was on bail for 8 months he obeyed his bail and everything else asked of him could he appeal his sentence what was giving to him and do you think he can win if he does our solicitor didnt prepare us for the sentence he got he told us he would get around the 18 month sentence now there going for a collection order thing in September and his telling us he could get more time added on what can I do to help him
4/4/2014 mand -can you appeal a prison sentence after the 28 days? its been nearly 5months since conviction
2/5/2014 woodiewoo4Can a prisoner appeal a sentence given out by his parole board after he was recalled to prison
30/7/2014 Mg80My bf was released on bail for nearly two years following theft from his employer which ultimately was money belonging to vulnerable adults. It was his first ever offence aged middle 30s and it was the result of a mental breakdown following many years of sexual abuse as a child. He had been on anti depressants and receiving counselling for many years. He lost everything on arrest - job wife daughter and since had rebuilt his life with good job, paying maintenance to ex wife and having his daughter 2-3 nights a week. He pleaded guilty and got sentenced to 12 months in prison last week. He is told he should be out in 4 months with a tag. My question is should he appeal? Everyone feels prison was a harsh sentence he has zero risk of reoffending. Also I've read you could be released on bail for an immediate appeal with short sentence is this true? Thanks.
8/9/2014 steve -I asked someone to stop the car so I could get out. The driver of the vehicle was exhibiting agressive behaviour. I asked them to stop the car as I was getting out. I removed my seatbelt and opened the car door. This made the driver pull over and slow down. I attempted to get out and the driver shouted no and drove off. I applied the hand brake and the car had a slow speed accident after hitting a kerb. The driver admitted being angry but I was still convicted with no mitigating circumstances allowed. Is this fair?
11/12/2014 Elaine -My son suffers with not going out much and back in August 13 ,him and his girlfriend split up , with his mental health problems he wasn't coping all that well. He hen went to watch footy in a pub in town on his own, few hours into the eve he come across 2 black male who had step on his feet while waiting at the bar , any they got chatting then landed up in another ba across the street , these 2 guys the had some issues with 2 Romanians who had pushed into them, so they all went outside , it all then got into a shouting Mach and my son then c the 2 Romania s running with 2 black guys , my son landed up having a fight with one of the white male while the other black male was shouting and fighting with the white male ,mwhile my son is with the Romanian , the black male then robs the white male , my son didn't know of this as he was running round the corner trying to catch up with the Romanian , it was all on CCTV , weeks later they catch up with my son, went to court over the next year , they only got my son not the o ther 2 black males , he pleaded guilty to the fight , but not to robbery as he didn't do it , never been in trouble before. First offence, and the white Romania witness said the black male robbed him , wasn't the white male, his mentall health issues was not read out in court , and he got 42 months , , and ve known people to do worse than this and get less , the justice system stinks . And I want to know how I can go about looking into my sons sentencing more , with a number to call, , as he didn't do this crime , if he did he would be quite happy to do the time ,
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