There are a number of potential grounds upon which you can found an appeal against either your sentence or your conviction. Typically, an appeal will be based on a miscarriage of justice which has allegedly taken place; a mistake made by the Judge, Sheriff, Lay Justice, or jury; or defective representation. Whatever the grounds, it is crucial that you remember that there are time limits applicable to the lodging of appeals against sentence and conviction. If you have been convicted and want to appeal either your conviction or your sentence, you need to contact a solicitor as soon as possible in order to ensure that you do not miss the deadline for submitting your appeal. If you need a solicitor to deal with your criminal appeal, our criminal defence solicitors can act on your behalf. Our solicitors have a high success rate in criminal appeals, recently having the conviction of one our clients overturned without a re-trial in a case involving a serious assault by motor vehicle. The client's conviction was quashed and there will be no further proceedings against him.