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This Practice Note explains how to appeal to the Crown Court against a sentence imposed by the magistrates’ court. It may be read in conjunction with Practice Note: Appealing a conviction in the Crown Court.
For detailed guidance on appealing a sentence imposed in the Crown Court, see Practice Notes: Starting an appeal in the Court of Appeal Criminal Division (CACD) and Criminal appeals—certificates of fitness to appeal from the Crown Court.
If a minor error in sentence has been made by the magistrates’, practitioners should consider applying to the magistrates’ to vary or correct the sentence, rather than commencing a full appeal against sentence to the Crown Court.
The magistrates’ court has the power to vary or rescind a sentence or other order made on conviction (such as costs order, disqualification order and victim surcharge order) if it is the interests of justice to do so.
For further information on varying sentence in the magistrates' court and Crown Court, see Practice Note: Sentences and the power to vary a sentence—Variation of sentence under the slip rule.
A defendant may appeal to the Crown Court against a sentence handed down in the magistrates’ court after a guilty plea or against a sentence imposed after a finding of guilt following a summary trial.
A defendant can
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