How do I appeal against the Courts decision?
I often hear from clients after they have been sentenced for drink driving or another motoring summons, they decided to represent themselves and are not happy with the result. What can they do?
The first thing that you need to know is that you must lodge a notice of appeal within 21 days of the final hearing. You will need a notice of appeal.
You can get one from here –
Print this out and fill it in, most of the form is self explanatory. You will need to take it to the court that sentenced you, they will process it and send it to the Crown Court. You will then get a court date some time later.
If you are appealing against a disqualification then you may want to ask the court to lift the disqualification pending appeal. The appeal can take up to 8 weeks to be heard and if you do not lift the can then you will have served 8 weeks even before the appeal is heard.
If you need any help with any aspect of the appeal call Steve Williams Motoring Lawyer on 01623 397200.
In part 2 I will explain what happens at the hearing and what you need to do next.