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Answers to our most common queries

Is your service free?

We do not charge anything, so applying to us will not cost you any money.

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

Can you give advice on legal representation and prison sentences?

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

How do you investigate my case?

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

What happens after I make an application?

Get answers to questions about what happens when you submit your application – including support if we make a referral.

What support does the CCRC offer victims of crime?

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