Appeals

If a defendant or the prosecution is dissatisfied with an outcome in a matter they can, in some circumstances, appeal to a higher court. If the original outcome was in the Magistrates Court then the appeal will be heard in the District Court. If the original outcome was in the District or Supreme Court then the appeal will be heard in the Court of Appeal. If the outcome complained about was in the Court of Appeal then there is an avenue of appeal to the High Court of Australia.

Very strict timeframes exist in lodging appeals so the appellant must move very quickly if they are contemplating an appeal.

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