Criminal Appeals: Queensland 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.

We offer a free case assessment to people considering their appeal options.

A POINT OF DIFFERENCE

Appellate Expertise

Andrew Anderson has been counsel in numerous successful appeals before the High Court of Australia and Queensland Court of Appeal. Independently recommended as one of Australia’s leading criminal lawyers, he has the experience and skill to help with any appeal issue.

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

We have a number of criminal lawyers who are experienced in litigating complex appeals.

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Free Case Assessment – Contact Our Firm Today

Call one of our experienced lawyers for a free, no-obligation discussion of your appeal issue. It costs nothing to find out why we are the lawyers to trust with your appeal.

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.

WHY CHOOSE US

Appellate Expertise

Andrew Anderson has been counsel in numerous successful appeals before the High Court of Australia and Queensland Court of Appeal. Independently recommended as one of Australia’s leading criminal lawyers, he has the experience and skill to help with any appeal issue.

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

We have a number of criminal lawyers who are experienced in litigating complex appeals.

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Free Case Review

Call one of our experienced lawyers for a free, no-obligation discussion of your appeal issue. It costs nothing to find out why we are the lawyers to trust with your appeal.

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.

To book a consultation with one of our criminal lawyers Call Now: 1300 AFT LEGAL (1300 238 534) – 24 Hour Emergency Contact

Appeals: How Our Lawyers Can Help

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.

Criminal Appeals

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.

Call Our Lawyers
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.

Call Our Lawyers
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.

Call Our Lawyers
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.

Call Our Lawyers