What is an appeal?
An appeal is a legal remedy provided to a convicted person if his conviction was improperly sentenced due to errors committed by the Judge, the Prosecutor’s counsel, or even the Defence lawyer. In particular an appeal refers to a right to allow the person who has lost a trial to be tried again by the competent court. In essence, it is like re-examining the case at second instance.
How does the Court will decide whether to grant an appeal?
The Court of Appeal will assess whether or not an error was made during your trial or sentencing hearing that justifies the remedy you seek.
When can I appeal a decision?
You have 10 days from the date you were convicted/sentenced to file a notice of appeal. It is crucial to consult with counsel immediately after you are convicted/sentenced in order to begin the appeal process. A failure to do so may result in you not being able to appeal your matter.