We Need to Discuss Your Appeal Rights

The fact that you pleaded guilty or were found guilty does not mean that you can not appeal the decision. It is important that we have a discussion about how the case went and whether we see any advantage to you in appealing the decision.

Most of the time you will have got the outcome that you were expecting or hoping for. Obviously then you won’t be appealing.

You have 14 days to lodge your appeal from the hearing of your case in the County or Supreme Courts.

The time limits for lodging appeals in these Courts are extremely strict and you should make every effort to comply.

Often initially “holding grounds” are put in place. These are grounds such as “the sentence was manifestly excessive”.

These are filed in the 14 days and then are developed later on for the appeal.

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