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Get legal advice

You should get legal advice if you:

  • want to find out if you can appeal your sentence and/or conviction from the District or Supreme Court
  • entered a guilty plea but now you want to appeal your sentence and/or conviction
  • want to appeal a Court of Appeal decision.

Appeals against convictions and sentences are complicated, and there may be risks in appealing a decision from the District or Supreme Court—get legal advice before starting an appeal.

There are also strict time limits for appealing court decisions. Your lawyer can explain how these time frames apply to your case when you get legal advice.

How can I get legal advice?

You can get legal advice from:

  • Legal Aid Queensland — call 1300 65 11 88 (for the cost of a local call from a landline in Australia)
  • a community legal centre — go to www.legalaid.qld.gov.au or call 1300 65 11 88 to check services in your area
  • a private lawyer — call the Queensland Law Society on 1300 367 757 or visit www.qls.com.au for names of lawyers who can help.
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