About Criminal Appeals
Summary Conviction Appeals:
Where the Crown has proceeded by way of summary conviction or “summarily”, an appeal of the conviction or sentence lies to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in the jurisdiction where the trial took place. A summary conviction appeal allows you to have the result following a trial or guilty plea in the Ontario Court of Justice reviewed and corrected by a higher court.
You may appeal your conviction, sentence or both. Further rights of appeal, with leave, lie to the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Appeals in Indictable Matters:
Where the Crown has proceeded by Indictment, an appeal from conviction or sentence lies to the Ontario Court of Appeal located at 130 Queen Street West in Toronto, Ontario. An indictable appeal involves a review following a trial or guilty plea either run the Ontario Court of Justice or Ontario Superior Court of Justice.
You may appeal your conviction, sentence or both.
In Canada, the Crown has a limited right to appeal an acquittal or a sentence. If the Crown chooses to commence an appeal, you will be served with a Notice of Appeal.
Bail Pending Appeal:
You may be eligible for release from custody pending the determination of your appeal. The process to obtain bail pending appeal is similar to bail pending trial.
To discuss your appeal, please contact Chozik Law directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (416) 986-5873.