New South Wales Consolidated Acts

[Index] [Table] [Search] [Search this Act] [Notes] [Noteup] [Previous] [Next] [Download] [History] [Help]

CRIMINAL APPEAL ACT 1912 - SECT 5

Right of appeal in criminal cases

5 Right of appeal in criminal cases

(1) A person convicted on indictment may appeal under this Act to the court:
(a) against the person’s conviction on any ground which involves a question of law alone, and
(b) with the leave of the court, or upon the certificate of the judge of the court of trial that it is a fit case for appeal against the person’s conviction on any ground of appeal which involves a question of fact alone, or question of mixed law and fact, or any other ground which appears to the court to be a sufficient ground of appeal, and
(c) with the leave of the court against the sentence passed on the person’s conviction.
(2) For the purposes of this Act a person acquitted on the ground of mental illness, where mental illness was not set up as a defence by the person, shall be deemed to be a person convicted, and any order to keep the person in custody shall be deemed to be a sentence.



AustLII: Copyright Policy | Disclaimers | Privacy Policy | Feedback