Losing a case is a tough pill to swallow. If you have been convicted of an offence, you could be facing a lengthy jail sentence, a significant fine or other collateral consequences of a conviction that could affect your employment or travel. It may be in your best interests to launch an appeal.
Appeals look very different than trials do. There are normally no witnesses called. Instead, the lawyers file a transcript of the testimony at trial, along with a copy of all of the exhibits and a written argument. An appeal is not a redo of the trial. Given the technical nature of appeals, it is best to have them conducted by lawyers with experience doing appeal work.
Experience protecting your rights on Appeal
Bayne Sellar understands the importance of overturning a conviction. The firm's lawyers have over 130 years conducting appeals in Ottawa and the eastern Ontario area. This includes getting you on bail while you wait for the appeal.
Appeals will be heard in either your local area or in Toronto. If the prosecutor proceeded at trial by way of summary conviction, the appeal will be heard in Superior Court in the jurisdiction where the trial took place. This is normally the case for offences such as:
- Drinking and Driving Offences
- Possession of Marijuana
- Minor Thefts
- Domestic Assaults.
If the prosecutor proceeded by Indictment, the appeal will take place at the Ontario Court of Appeal in Toronto. This will typically happen in more serious cases like:
- Sexual Assault
- Serious and Complex Fraud
- Large scale Drug Offences involving Trafficking, Production or Importing.
Defending Clients in Eastern Ontario, Including Brockville: Experienced Appeal Lawyers for Drug Charges and Other Criminal Offences
Put the experience of a skilled Ottawa criminal appeal lawyer behind you. Contact Bayne Sellar at 613-604-2188 locally or 1-877-786-4479 toll free. Someone is always available to take your call 24/7. The firm's lawyers are available to make jail visits, if needed.
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