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  • Because there are different needs, and there is a need for an appeals system. Small crimes, for which the punishments are small and the case usually clear, such as driving offences, need a different and much lighter process than heavy crimes such as murder, which are much more likely to be contested and for which the punishment is greater. No court is perfect, and there is a need for a Court of Appeal in case you think the court has got it wrong. In practice, it has been found that there is a need for at least two levels of courts of appeal, because the first appeal can get it wrong as well. Commercial courts are different again. And there are courts for special functions, such as Family courts.

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