An Appeal is a “review” of a trial decision not in your favor. As a result, you may have to purchase transcript(s) of your trial dates. The Appeal Judge will review the evidence submitted at your trial and the trial decision of the Justice of the Peace who presided over your trial.
Our firm has extensive experience in POA Appeal Court, we can appeal on sentence, ask for a new trial, have the charges withdrawn or have an acquittal (not guilty verdict) entered due to an error in law or a miscarriage of justice.
-You are the accused or the defendant of a proceeding and are found “guilty”, but the Justice of the Peace made an error in law.
-The Justice of the Peace dismissed a proper defence presented by yourself or your legal representative
-Your legal representative neglected to provide adequate or sufficient representation in your matter.
-When filing an appeal it is wise to appeal both the conviction and sentence simultaneously.
All Part I appeals must be filed within fifteen (15) days of the conviction. All Part III appeals must be filed within thirty (30) days of the conviction All appeals are heard by Provincial Judges.
Before completing a Notice of Appeal, which initiates an appeal, you must first pay the fine and any associated costs. Upon payment you will receive a receipt which is your proof of payment. This payment must be made within 15 days of your conviction. You must attach proof of payment to the Notice of Appeal application as supporting documentation.