You can lodge an appeal in cassation with the Supreme Court if you do not agree with the judgement of the Court of Appeal (and sometimes the District Court). Gerard Spong is 'cassatieadvocaat' and has more than 40 years of experience in handling criminal cases on behalf of clients at the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court examines whether the lower court has correctly interpreted and applied the law in your case and whether the stated reasons for the judgement are sufficiently comprehensible.

New facts cannot be submitted in cassation: the Supreme Court bases its deliberations and judgement solely on the facts as established by the lower court. Cassation proceedings are legally and technically complicated and almost always conducted entirely in writing. The Supreme Court may wholly or partially quash the lower court's decision and refer the case back to that court, or to another court, for a new hearing of your case.

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