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Oct 13th

Where is a criminal appeal heard?

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An appeal is not a new trial or a re-trial. Rather it is a proceeding in a higher Court where the appellate argues to the court of appeal that the lower court made a mistake. If the trial was held in the Ontario Court of Justice in a Summary Conviction matter then the Appeal is […]

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Aug 17th

Can I attend at my appeal?

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If you have a lawyer who will be representing you on the appeal, your attendance at the hearing of the appeal is generally not required.  If you have been released from custody on bail pending appeal, usually the terms of your bail will require that you surrender to the institution from which you were released […]

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Aug 9th

How much does an appeal cost?

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The cost of an appeal depends on the length of the trial, any pre-trial motions, the seriousness of the charges and the complexity of the issues involved. On appeal, you are required to obtain official transcripts of the proceedings below for the Court and the Crown.  The cost of the transcripts is based on per/page […]

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