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Sentence Appeal

Duncan Lewis Criminal Appeals Solicitors – Sentence Appeal


Sentencing appeals can be made up to 28 days after sentencing – or in some cases as a result of an application for Leave to Appeal Out of Time, which may apply if a prisoner is already serving a prison sentence and wishes to appeal a conviction.


In cases where there has been a miscarriage of justice, it is also possible to apply to the Criminal Cases Review Commission to investigate a sentence and decide whether to send a sentencing appeal back to the Appeal Court.


Duncan Lewis criminal appeals solicitors regularly advise clients on sentence appeals, including appeals against sentencing for serious crimes, violent crimes and sexual offences, including:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Child abuse
  • Causing death by dangerous driving
  • Drug offences
  • Firearms offences/gun crime
  • Fraud
  • Gang crime
  • Knife crime
  • Murder
  • Rape
  • Terrorism.

Duncan Lewis criminal appeals solicitors can also advise on whole life terms and release from prison on compassionate grounds.


Counsel will advise on grounds for appeal following conviction or sentencing. In cases where there may be grounds for appeal, counsel will provide a written opinion.


Duncan Lewis can assist in preparing applications for appeal – and applications to the Criminal Case Review Commission – as well as offering second opinions to clients wishing to appeal a sentence.


Duncan Lewis Criminal Appeals Solicitors – Our reputation for excellence


The Duncan Lewis Crime Department is ranked in Legal 500 2014 for its General Crime and White Collar Fraud Work.


Duncan Lewis Criminal Solicitors have acknowledged expertise in case building based on a sound knowledge of the criminal justice system – and a successful track record in assisting client wishing to appeal a sentence.


Duncan Lewis represents clients at Police Stations, Magistrates’ Courts, Crown Courts, and at Appeal Courts such as the Court of Appeal – and has highly experienced Higher Court Advocates with a background in conducting serious fraud cases.


Duncan Lewis Criminal Appeals Solicitors – How to contact us


There are Duncan Lewis offices nationwide in England and Wales – and a criminal defence solicitor from Duncan Lewis can usually reach a client at a police station or court within 45 minutes.


We aim for the best possible outcome for clients wishing to appeal a sentence – call Duncan Lewis criminal appeals solicitors on 020 7923 4020 for expert legal advice on applying to the Crown Court, Appeal Court or Criminal Cases Review Commission.


Duncan Lewis Criminal Appeals Solicitors – When to contact us


Duncan Lewis advises clients who wish to appeal a sentence or need a second opinion to contact us as soon as possible.


Duncan Lewis criminal appeals solicitors can visit clients in prison to discuss sentence appeals and making an application to the Criminal Cases Review Commission.


For clients wishing to obtain a second opinion on appealing a sentence, please contact as soon as possible for advice and so that the relevant forms can be completed.


Duncan Lewis Criminal Solicitors – Legal Aid & Private Client – Sentence Appeals


Duncan Lewis is a leading provider of Legal Aid criminal defence services.


However, Legal Aid is means tested and may only be available in certain circumstances – Duncan Lewis can advise further on Legal Aid at the initial client meeting or phone call.


In cases where a client may not be eligible for Legal Aid, Duncan Lewis criminal appeals solicitors offer competitively-priced fee levels for private client representation – with fixed fees and advance notice of any costs whenever possible.


In some cases, after the event insurance may also be a funding option.


Call Duncan Lewis Criminal Appeals Solicitors to discuss appealing a sentence on 020 7923 4020.

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