If the applicant is unsuccessful in the Court of Appeal he or she may seek special leave to appeal to the High Court of Australia.
The High Court takes on very few criminal cases on appeal, and even fewer sentencing cases.
How a High Court appeal works
There may be substantial delay in having cases heard in the High Court, delays of up to 12 – 18 months can be expected.
Successful appeal cases from the Victorian Court of Appeal in criminal cases are extremely rare.
Doogue + George are highly skilled and experienced appeals lawyers and can give you the advice you need if you are seeking to appeal a decision by the courts.