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The things you need to know

Our service is free

Find answers to our most common queries on this page.

We do not charge anything so applying to us will not cost you any money.  Our service is free.

If you apply to us and your case is referred to the appeal court, the court cannot add to your sentence even if they turn down your appeal.

Legal representation and prison sentences

Find answers to questions about whether you can get legal aid, lawyers and more.

After applying and keeping in touch

Learn more about how we investigate, prioritise and decide on your case.

Submitted applications and referrals

Get answers to questions about what happens when you submit your application.

Are you a victim of crime?

See our information for victims of crime and when and how you will hear from the CCRC.