The Ontario Court of Appeal is the highest level of court in the province. It is located in Osgoode Hall on Queen Street West in Toronto.
If you have come across this page, you are probably considering hiring a criminal appeal lawyer. The most important thing to remember in deciding whether to hire an appeal lawyer or whether to appeal to the Ontario Courts is that time is of the essence.
The Court of Appeal for Ontario, and the Summary Conviction Court of Ontario (Ontario Superior Court of Justice) follow very strict rules of procedure requiring appeal materials to be filed in advance and within a limited period of time.
This material would include transcripts of the trial or sentence you are appealing, the written submissions of the parties (called “a factum” or “facta”), exhibits, and other supporting material.
Speaking to a criminal appeal lawyer will ensure that you do not miss these very strict deadlines for your criminal appeal.
Understand the appealing a sentence or conviction in Ontario is a very complicated process. It also requires a very thorough understanding of the law and the legal principles that may apply to your criminal appeal. Having an experienced Ontario criminal appeal lawyer not only will understand these issues, but will be able to explain to you why certain strategies may, or may not work.
You can understand more about appeals and the process of appealing a criminal conviction or sentence by viewing our page on Criminal Appeals in Ontario or you can reach a criminal appeal lawyer by calling (416) 999-8389 for an immediate initial consultation.
If you wish to learn more about the criminal appeal process in Ontario, you can visit some of our other pages that provide a brief explanation of the process.