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If you were convicted of a crime based on an error that was made by the judge presiding over your case, the Crown prosecutor or even your defence lawyer, you might have grounds to file an appeal.
An appeal is not a new trial. Previous evidence will not be reheard, and there will not be an opportunity to present new evidence except in special circumstances. There is also no jury in an appeal. The Court of Appeal will instead review your trial to determine whether mistakes led to your conviction. The high court cannot reverse a decision only because it appears unfair or because they disagree with the ruling. The Court of Appeal will only overturn a conviction if there were factual or legal errors during the case.
Filing an appeal in Alberta
In most instances, you must file a notice of appeal within 30 days of your conviction, but there are some exceptions to this deadline. You must know what time limits apply to your case, as failure to meet the deadline may mean losing your right to appeal.
Even when there are grounds for an appeal, you may require permission to file that appeal—the Alberta Rules of Court outline when permission will be required. If permission is required, you will need to file an appeal within ten days of receiving approval.
Criminal appeals are extremely complex matters. Therefore, although you have the right to represent yourself, it would be wise to hire an appeal lawyer who has the expertise to provide effective representation throughout the process.
Contact our Calgary appeal lawyer today
If you are searching for an appeal lawyer in Calgary, contact us at the law office of Jason Wuttunee Criminal Defence Lawyer.
Mr. Wuttunee is an experienced Calgary appeal lawyer who also served as a Crown prosecutor for over a decade before becoming a criminal defence lawyer. With experience on both sides of the justice system, he is well-positioned to help you file a strong appeal.
Contact us today to schedule a legal consultation to discuss your case.
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