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Section 1 of the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 (CAA 1968) provides two routes to appeal a conviction in the Crown Court:
by making an application for and obtaining leave to appeal from the Court of Appeal, and
by obtaining a certificate that the case is fit for appeal within 28 days of the date of the conviction from the trial judge
CAA 1968, s 11 makes similar provision for sentence appeals: a judge may certify that the case is fit for appeal under CAA 1968, ss 9 or 10 within 28 days from the date on which the sentence was passed.
This Practice Note is concerned with the ability of the trial judge to grant a certificate under CAA 1968, s 1(2)(a) and CAA 1968, s 11(1A).
For detailed guidance on commencing an appeal against conviction and/or sentence to the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, see Practice Note: Starting an appeal in the Court of Appeal Criminal Division (CACD).
See also: Appeal to the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)—checklist.
For detailed guidance on the procedure which takes place in the Court of Appeal on an appeal, see Practice Note: Conducting an appeal in the Court of Appeal Criminal Division (CACD).
A defendant does not
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