Criminal Appeals

Can the Crown Prosecutor appeal the verdict or sentence?

The Crown Prosecutor has the right to appeal both a verdict of not guilty and sentence. If the Crown decides to appeal your matter, you will receive a notice of appeal that will be served on you personally, typically by the police. The notice of appeal will briefly set out the errors alleged by the Crown that form the basis for their appeal.

October 2nd, 2019|

Can I get bail during my appeal?

Yes, you can get bail while awaiting the appeal of your matter. Obtaining bail pending appeal secures your release from custody while the appeal is litigated before the Appellate Court. The appeal process is lengthy, so failure to obtain bail pending appeal can mean waiting months or even years in jail prior to the appeal being heard.

October 2nd, 2019|

What are grounds of appeal?

There is no comprehensive list of every possible ground of appeal as many are case specific. There are some grounds of appeal that arise frequently in criminal appeals that are discussed here...

July 15th, 2019|

Can I appeal my conviction or sentence?

You can appeal a criminal conviction, a sentence or both. An appeal is an application for a higher court to review a matter that has been decided by a lower court. All indictable matters must be appealed to the Court of Appeal while summary conviction matters are appealed to the Court of Queen’s Bench....

July 15th, 2019|


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