If the applicant is unsuccessful in the Court of Appeal he or she may seek special leave to appeal to the High Court of Australia.
The High Court takes on very few criminal cases on appeal, and even fewer sentencing cases.
The High Court appeal process is similar to the Court of Appeal in that there is a preliminary screening process in the application for special leave to appeal and then, if you get through that process, a hearing of the full appeal.
There may be substantial delay in having cases heard in the High Court, delays of up to 12 – 18 months can be expected.
Successful appeal cases from the Victorian Court of Appeal in criminal cases are extremely rare.
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