The High Court can revise decisions made by the State Courts through a criminal revision. Find out when it is applicable and how to file one.
What is a criminal revision
A criminal revision allows the High Court to examine the records of a State Courts criminal matter, and correct any irregularities in the decisions. This includes criminal proceedings and criminal case disclosure conferences (CCDC).
Some examples of matters covered by criminal revisions include:
Retracting a plea of guilt.
Setting aside a sentence that is not within the punishment that is prescribed by the law.
Amending charges for which plea has been taken and sentence passed.
The accused or prosecution in a State Courts criminal case may apply for a criminal revision.