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Appeals - Criminal Law

Our appeal lawyers have an established track record of overturning wrongful convictions and revealing errors in the sentencing process.

Our lawyers will work to protect your rights and advance your interests.

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Criminal Appeal Lawyers

Anderson Fredericks Turner is recognised as a leading criminal law firm. Our lawyers have experience in criminal appeals from appealing a decision of a Magistrate right through to appeals before the High Court of Australia. We have a demonstrated history of finding errors that others have missed.

Appeal courts exist to correct errors. Innocent people who have been wrongly convicted can have their innocence vindicated. A person sentenced on an incorrect basis or who receives a sentence that is plainly unjust and unreasonable can have it reduced.

If you wish to explore your appeal rights, or the appeal rights of a friend or family member, we can help you in appealing a court decision. Whether it is in relation to appealing against a conviction or appealing a sentence, our lawyers have the experience to guide you through it.

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Experienced Advocates

Anderson Fredericks Turner has some of the few practising solicitors in Queensland who have been accredited as barristers and worked in that role for a number of years before operating a law firm.

Andrew Anderson and Kerri Fredericks both formerly worked as Senior Crown Prosecutors, meaning they have significant advocacy experience in courtrooms and contested hearings. Experienced criminal lawyers can make all the difference to the ultimate outcome.

If you want criminal defence lawyers who are not still trying to find their feet, we have the expertise to afford you the best representation for your case. 

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Criminal Appeal Lawyers

Anderson Fredericks Turner is recognised as a leading criminal law firm. Our lawyers have experience in criminal appeals from appealing a decision of a Magistrate right through to appeals before the High Court of Australia. We have a demonstrated history of finding errors that others have missed.

Appeal courts exist to correct errors. Innocent people who have been wrongly convicted can have their innocence vindicated. A person sentenced on an incorrect basis or who receives a sentence that is plainly unjust and unreasonable can have it reduced.

If you wish to explore your appeal rights, or the appeal rights of a friend or family member, we can help you in appealing a court decision. Whether it is in relation to appealing against a conviction or appealing a sentence, our lawyers have the experience to guide you through it.

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A POINT OF DIFFERENCE

Experienced Advocates

Anderson Fredericks Turner has some of the few practising solicitors in Queensland who have been accredited as barristers and worked in that role for a number of years before operating a law firm.

Andrew Anderson and Kerri Fredericks both formerly worked as Senior Crown Prosecutors, meaning they have significant litigation experience in courtrooms and contested hearings. An experienced advocate can make a real difference to a criminal appeal.

If you want lawyers for a criminal appeal who are not still trying to find their feet, we have the expertise to afford you the best representation for your case.

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Appeals Against Conviction and Sentence

Appealing a Court Decision in Queensland

Appealing a Court Decision in Queensland

In Queensland, there are range of appeal options for people seeking to appeal a court decision. Criminal appeals have strict timeframes and procedures, which can make it difficult – even for lawyers – who are unfamiliar with appellate practice in Queensland. As a leading criminal law firm in Queensland, Anderson Fredericks Turner has a history of success in appealing court decisions.

Lawyers for Criminal Appeals

Lawyers for Criminal Appeals

A central task of any criminal lawyer tasked with preparing a criminal appeal is to determine if there are any legal errors that affected the outcome. Lawyers for criminal appeals understand the need to properly understand the reasons a hearing was litigated in a particular way and how a trial or sentence was conducted can influence an appeal court.

Criminal Appeals: Important Timeframes

Criminal Appeals: Important Timeframes

For criminal appeals there are important timeframes that – if missed – can lead to a person being denied the opportunity to have their appeal proceeding. It is possible to seek the leave of a court to apply out of time but to do so generally requires a satisfactory explanation about the delay, as well as convincing the court the case has merit.

Appeals Against Jury Verdicts and Convictions

Appeals Against Conviction

If you have been convicted of a criminal offence and believe the conviction to be wrong or based on an error, it may be possible to appeal a verdict or your conviction. Generally, an appellate court requires the person appealing to demonstrate a legal error to justify a conviction being quashed. Successful appeals against conviction may lead to an acquittal (not guilty) verdict being substituted or to a re-trial being ordered.

Appeals against Sentences

Appeals Against Sentences

In situations where a person believes their sentence is manifestly excessive or tainted by some other error, it may be possible to have a sentence reduced on appeal. As well as defendants being able to appeal against a sentence imposed, so may too the prosecution. For people seeking to appeal against a sentence, it can be important to consider questions of appeal bail to avoid the risk of spending undue time in custody.

Criminal Appeals - Consequences of Being Convicted

Consequences of Being Convicted

The consequences of being convicted by a court can catch people by surprise. Our criminal lawyers within Anderson Fredericks Turner work to ensure that each client understands the consequences that may follow from any sentence. Not only can a conviction impact the reputation of a person, it can have wider consequences for their ongoing liberty, employment, licences and travel plans.

About Criminal Law Appeals

Appeals Against Conviction and Sentence

Appealing a Court Decision in Queensland

In Queensland, there are range of appeal options for people seeking to appeal a court decision. Criminal appeals have strict timeframes and procedures, which can make it difficult – even for lawyers – who are unfamiliar with appellate practice in Queensland. As a leading criminal law firm in Queensland, Anderson Fredericks Turner has a history of success in appealing court decisions.

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Lawyers for Criminal Appeals

A central task of any criminal lawyer tasked with preparing a criminal appeal is to determine if there are any legal errors that affected the outcome. Lawyers for criminal appeals understand the need to properly understand the reasons a hearing was litigated in a particular way and how a trial or sentence was conducted can influence an appeal court.

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Criminal Appeals: Important Timeframes

For criminal appeals there are important timeframes that – if missed – can lead to a person being denied the opportunity to have their appeal proceeding. It is possible to seek the leave of a court to apply out of time but to do so generally requires a satisfactory explanation about the delay, as well as convincing the court the case has merit.

Call Our Lawyers
Appeals Against Jury Verdicts and Convictions

If you have been convicted of a criminal offence and believe the conviction to be wrong or based on an error, it may be possible to appeal a verdict or your conviction. Generally, an appellate court requires the person appealing to demonstrate a legal error to justify a conviction being quashed. Successful appeals against conviction may lead to an acquittal (not guilty) verdict being substituted or to a re-trial being ordered.

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Appeals against Sentences

In situations where a person believes their sentence is manifestly excessive or tainted by some other error, it may be possible to have a sentence reduced on appeal. As well as defendants being able to appeal against a sentence imposed, so may too the prosecution. For people seeking to appeal against a sentence, it can be important to consider questions of appeal bail to avoid the risk of spending undue time in custody.

Call Our Lawyers
Criminal Appeals - Consequences of Being Convicted

The consequences of being convicted by a court can catch people by surprise. Our criminal lawyers within Anderson Fredericks Turner work to ensure that each client understands the consequences that may follow from any sentence. Not only can a conviction impact the reputation of a person, it can have wider consequences for their ongoing liberty, employment, licences and travel plans.

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Free Case Assessment - Appeals

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Call one of our experienced lawyers for a free, no-obligation discussion of your appeal issue.

People considering their appeal rights or chances of success on appeal most often have had a decision or a series of decisions go against them. It can be easy to feel a loss of faith in the criminal justice system and to lose hope that there is any prospect of correcting the error.

It is generally the responsibility of the person appealing (called the appellant), rather than the court, to identify, write and argue the grounds of appeal. As was once said by Judge Richard Posner:

The responsibility for the identification, framing and argument of the issues on appeal is that of the lawyers, not that of the judges.

The appeal rights you may have will depend on the court you are seeking to appeal from and the type of order. We have demonstrated expertise in identifying appeal grounds and correcting injustices. Contact us today.

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Free Case Assessment - Appeals

Free Case Assessment – Call 1300 AFT LEGAL

Call one of our experienced lawyers for a free, no-obligation discussion of your appeal issue. People considering their appeal rights or chances of success on appeal most often have had a decision or a series of decisions go against them. It can be easy to feel a loss of faith in the criminal justice system and to lose hope that there is any prospect of correcting the error.

It is generally the responsibility of the person appealing (called the appellant), rather than the court, to identify, write and argue the grounds of appeal. As was once said by Judge Richard Posner:

The responsibility for the identification, framing and argument of the issues on appeal is that of the lawyers, not that of the judges.

The appeal rights you may have will depend on the court you are seeking to appeal from and the type of order. We have demonstrated expertise in identifying appeal grounds and correcting injustices. Contact us today.

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We are dedicated criminal lawyers who are devoted to the best ideals of our profession.

If you want to learn more about our services, or find out if we can help in your situation, contact our team today.

We offer a free case assessment for people seeking to know whether our firm can assist them.

Either call our firm to make an appointment to speak with a lawyer, or complete our form below and we will endeavour to contact you.

Our criminal lawyers may be able to help you, no matter the stage of the case.

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APPELLATE COURTS

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We are dedicated criminal lawyers in Brisbane who are devoted to the best ideals of our profession.

If you want to learn more about our services, or find out if we can help in your situation, contact our team today.

We offer a free case assessment for people seeking to know whether our firm can assist them.

Either call our firm to make an appointment to speak with a lawyer, or complete our form below and we will endeavour to contact you.

Our criminal lawyers may be able to help you, no matter the stage of the case.

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