Magistrates, Judges and Juries as finders of fact do get it wrong. Appeals from decisions of Magistrates proceed to a single Judge of the District Court. You have one calendar month to appeal. These are conducted as re-hearings, and it is possible to appeal against both a conviction and the sentence. These appeals are without leave, and are quick and simple to undertake. Appeals following a jury decision, or a decision of a District Court Judge are by appeal to the Court of Appeal.
We have a track record in successfully conducting appeals in the District Court and the Court of Appeal. If you have been wrongfully convicted, or the sentence you received is excessive, contact us to assist. You can reach us right now on (07) 3180 0120