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108 Right of appeal to the Crown Court.E+W

(1)A person convicted by a magistrates’ court may appeal to the Crown Court—

(a)if he pleaded guilty, against his sentence;

(b)if he did not, against the conviction or sentence.

[F1(1A)[F2Section 14 of the M1Powers of Criminal Courts(Sentencing) Act 2000] (under which a conviction of an offence for which F3. . . an order for conditional or absolute discharge is made is deemed not to be a conviction except for certain purposes) shall not prevent an appeal under this Act, whether against conviction or otherwise.]

(2)A person sentenced by a magistrates’ court for an offence in respect of which F4. . . an order for conditional discharge has been previously made may appeal to the Crown Court against the sentence.

(3)In this section “sentence” includes any order made on conviction by a magistrates’ court, not being—

(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F5

(b)an order for the payment of costs;

(c)an order under F6. . . [F7section 37(1) of the Animal Welfare Act 2006] (which enables a court to order the destruction of an animal); or

(d)an order made in pursuance of any enactment under which the court has no discretion as to the making of the order or its terms

[F8and also includes a [F9declaration of relevance, within the meaning of section 23 of] the Football Spectators Act 1989].

[F10(4)Subsection (3)(d) above does not prevent an appeal against a surcharge imposed under section 161A of the Criminal Justice Act 2003.]

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F2Words in s. 108(1A) substituted (25.8.2000) by 2000 c. 6, ss. 165, 168(1), Sch. 9 para. 71

F6Words in s. 108(3)(c) repealed (28.8.2000) by 2000 c. 25, s. 1, Sch. 3; S.I. 2000/2125, art. 2

F7Words in s. 108(3)(c) substituted (27.3.2007 for W. and 6.4.2007 for E.) by Animal Welfare Act 2006 (c. 45), ss. 64, 68, Sch. 3 para. 10 (with ss. 1(2), 58(1), 59, and 60); S.I. 2007/1030 {art. 2}; S.I. 2007/499, art. 2(2)(l)

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C1S. 108(1) extended (31.3.1997) by 1995 c. 35, s. 11(2)(3); S.I. 1997/402, art. 3

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