If you’re unhappy with a decision made by a magistrates’ court, you can challenge it or ask for it to be reviewed.
You can talk to your legal representative (if you have one) or get help from a legal adviser before challenging a magistrates’ court decision.
Get your fine reviewed
You can get your fine or payment terms reviewed if you’re struggling to pay the fine you’ve been given.
Ask the court to reopen your case
You can ask the court to reopen the case:
- if you think someone has falsely given your details to the police or courts in relation to an offence
- if you did not know about your case
- if the court did not have all the information about your case
Appeal to the Crown Court
If you were able to plead guilty or not guilty, but you still disagree with the decision that was made, you can appeal to the Crown Court.