Appeal Process For Sentencing

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In criminal cases, appeals can be made either against the conviction or against the sense. This means that the person found guilty of an offence can appeal against the guilty conviction on certain grounds, or can appeal against the severity of the sentence. The crown (Prosecution) also has the right to appeal against the leniency of the sentence. The party appealing is known as the appellant/ applicant. The appeal process for sentencing is important because it allows the higher courts to supervise the exercise of sentencing discretion and therefore helps to ensure consistency. The higher courts do this by reducing or increasing sentencing on appeal and issuing guidelines sentences. The case of R v jurisic (1998) NSW is about an appeal by
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