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An appeal could lead to a higher penalty

It is important that a person who is thinking about appealing against their case, either against their sentence or their conviction, gets legal advice before they lodge. It is possible that the judge could give them a more severe sentence than the one they were given when they appeal.

See ss. 256, 281—Criminal Procedure Act 2009 (Vic).