If a young person believes that they have been wrongly found guilty, or that the penalty imposed is too harsh, an The review of the decision of a lower court by a higher court. If an appeal is successful, the higher court can change the lower court’s decision. can be made to the County An independent body that hears legal claims brought by parties and decides between them. Serious cases are heard by a judge and jury, or just a judge. Less-serious cases are heard by a magistrate. against the magistrate’s decision (s 424 CYF A written law made by parliament. Also called an ‘Act of parliament’, ‘statute’ or legislation.). There are two instances where an appeal must be made to the Supreme Court: first, where the decision has been made by the president of the Children’s Court and second, where the appeal is against an A temporary court order that stays in place only until the court can make a final decision on the issue at a full hearing..
If a young person wishes to appeal, they must do so within 28 days. The young person A document that sets out what a person wants to happen to their money and other property after they die. be asked to sign an undertaking to proceed with the appeal before an authorised person (usually a court The officer in charge of the administrative section of a court, which is known as the registry. See also prothonotary.). That person will advise the young person of the date set for the The time and place at which a court or tribunal hears the parties argue their case and makes a decision. of the appeal.
The Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP) may appeal to the County Court against a sentence handed down in the Children’s Court if satisfied that an appeal should be brought because the sentence is manifestly inadequate (s 427).
If the County Court replaces a A sentence for a criminal offence that does not involve imprisonment. The offender would normally be sentenced to a form of rehabilitation. See also ICO (intensive correction order). with a A prison sentence., the young person may, with the leave of the Court of Appeal, appeal to that court (s 430R).