Appealing Your Sentence

Criminal appeals are lodged based on the severity of the imposed sentence or the conviction itself. Appeals are heard by a District Court judge

Strict deadlines and procedures exist which dictate criminal appeals in New South Wales.

If you wish to appeal a decision our experienced criminal lawyers are here to help. You have 28 days from the finailsation of your matter to appeal.

Call our criminal defence team for a no-fee first appointment on 0435 101 184 to learn more about your rights and legal options.

criminal appeals

Conviction Appeal

Appealing you conviction cannot make your sentence any worse. You must appeal from a Local Court conviction within 28 days of the decision

Severity Appeal

Appealing on severity is unlikely to make the sentence any worse if the appeal has merit.

Supreme Court Appeal

If you have been convicted or pleaded guilty and been sentenced by a Supreme Court or District Court judge, you may appeal to the Court of Criminal Appeal.