Se entered a plea of not guilty. She would wishes to appeal on the basis that she was acting in self defence and finds the sentence harsh. Further she is studying Forensic Science and feels this could seriously jeopardise her future if accepting the guilty verdict were to remain on her file.
She was represented by a Legal Aid Lawyer (who in my view was not as challenging as he could have been) as she has no income, being a student and yes I believe she entered a plea of self defence
Alex, could you respond to my previous answer
Thanks for that. Why therefore are we being advised that she can appeal now but needs to do so within 21 days of the hearing in the Magistrates Court which found her guilty, if as you say she can only appeal once sentenced
The Prosecutor has asked for her to be fined. Should we decide against appealing how long would this remain on her records
No thank you for your time and advice
No that's it
Will do - rate you that is