316 Power to substitute conviction of alternative offence on appeal in England and Wales

316  Power to substitute conviction of alternative offence on appeal in England and Wales

(1)     The Criminal Appeal Act 1968 (c 19) is amended as follows.

(2)     In section 3 (power to substitute conviction of alternative offence) in subsection (1) after “an offence” there is inserted “to which he did not plead guilty”.

(3)     After section 3 there is inserted—

“3A Power to substitute conviction of alternative offence after guilty plea

(1)     This section applies on an appeal against conviction where—

(a)     an appellant has been convicted of an offence to which he pleaded guilty,

(b)     if he had not so pleaded, he could on

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