Under Appellate Judgement (both civil and criminal) the High Courts can accept appeals against the decisions of the lower courts. In civil cases, the High Courts hear the appeals against the decisions of District Judges. In Criminal cases Appellate jurisdiction consists of appeals:
(i) Against the judgmenet of a Sessions Judge or an Additional Sessions Judge, where the sentence of imprisonment exceeds seven years.
(ii) Against the judgements of Assistant Sessions Judge, the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate or: other Judicial Magistrates, where the sentence of imprisonment exceeds four years.
Also, the High Courts have the following powers with respect to appeals: (a) A sentence of death must be confirmed by the High Court before it can be carried out; and (b) Appeals by the State also lie to the High Court, when the order of acquittal is passed by a Sessions judge.
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