Appeals from Conviction or Sentence
Contact Us to explore your post conviction and sentence relief options after trial.
Keep in mind that there is a limited time available to appeal a conviction and sentence. If you do not comply within the time limit, you may lose your ability to appeal. Successful appeals result in outcomes such as the following:
There are many reasons why an appeal from conviction or sentence can be successful. We can determine the best course for your appeal by looking at some of the following common mistakes at trial:
In Which Court Will the Appeal Be Heard?
The court will be different depending on the type of crime. Cases that usually have less serious penalties are called “summary conviction offences”. These cases are appealed to the Superior Court of Justice and are heard before a judge of that court in the community where the trial was conducted.
Cases that usually have more serious maximum penalties, such as murder, are called “indictable offences”, and are appealed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario, which usually sits at Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. West, Toronto.
A further appeal can be made to the Supreme Court of Canada from the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Outcomes for an Appeal:
Bail Pending Appeal
A person convicted and sentenced to jail will require an application for bail pending appeal. We can provide this service to you in a timely and effective manner.
Furthermore, someone convicted of a drinking related offence may want his/her driver’s license until the appeal is determined. We can assist you in bringing an application to court to have your driver’s license valid until the appeal is decided.
Referrals from Other Lawyers
We are often sought out by fellow criminal lawyers who are unable or do not desire to do their own appellate work. We respect referrals from other lawyers.
Contact Us for a consultation. I offer strategic, intelligent and aggressive advocacy focused on your rights.