248 How to commence first appeal

(1)

A convicted person or prosecutor commences a first appeal under this subpart by filing in the first appeal court—

(a)

a notice of appeal, if the court appealed to is the District Court, the High Court, or the Court of Appeal; or

(b)

a notice of application for leave to appeal, if the court appealed to is the Supreme Court.

(2)

A notice of appeal or notice of application for leave to appeal must be filed within 20 working days after the date of the sentence appealed against.

(3)

In an appeal by a prosecutor, any document evidencing consent required under section 246 must be filed with the notice of appeal or notice of application for leave to appeal.

(4)

The first appeal court may, at any time, extend the time allowed for filing—

(a)

a notice of appeal or notice of application for leave to appeal; or

(b)

a document evidencing consent required under section 246.

Compare: 1961 No 43 s 388

Section 248(1)(a): amended, on 1 March 2017, by section 261 of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).