Criminal Appeals Lawyers in Potts Point

Get a better result with our criminal appeals lawyers in Potts Point

Court is stressful as it is — receiving an undesirable result can be even more so. The good news is that you may be entitled to appeal the decision of a Judge or Magistrate.

There are two types of appeals – appeals against conviction and appeals against a sentence. You may want to appeal against a conviction if:

You may want to appeal against a sentence if:

To submit an appeal, it’s important to have an experienced criminal appeals lawyer on your side. Green & Associates Solicitors is in your corner. With more than 35 years of experience and 1,000+ cases throughout Sydney and New South Wales, we can prepare the documentation and defence to lower or overturn your conviction.

Contact us to book an appointment with our criminal appeals lawyers in Potts Point today. The sooner we act, the more compelling and successful our defence will be

Why choose our criminal appeals lawyers?

Green & Associates Solicitors have a combined experience of more than 35 years. During this time, we have worked on more than 1,000 cases and achieved a notable 95% success rate for our clientele. 


We cultivate close connections with our clients. Our criminal appeals lawyers will gain an in-depth understanding of your case and the reasoning behind your conviction so we can sift through the finer details and find a new angle to overturn your conviction or reduce your sentence.

We will cut through the red tape and focus on saving time, money and stress for everyone involved — we’re for the local underdog and we will do everything we can to make the process as simple, streamlined and stress-free as possible for you.

Choosing our criminal appeals lawyers has many benefits:

Contact our criminal appeals lawyers today. We’ll provide an obligation-free quote and consultation so you feel confident choosing Green & Associates Solicitors.

Our Connections

Alongside our extensive experience and high success rate, we have an impressive contact base in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and abroad. When required, we will utilise our connections to ensure we can tackle even the most complicated appeals. 

Our contact base includes:

Contact our criminal appeals lawyers today. We have the valuable connections and wealth of knowledge to find a solution for your case.

Our Team

Our team is made up of talented criminal appeals lawyers, paralegals and business professionals, all with a laser focus on getting the results you desire.

Dominic Green

Principal Solicitor
Dominic founded Green & Associates Solicitors in 2014 after years of tutelage under some of the most well-respected solicitors and barristers in NSW. He has completed a vast amount of work in dispute resolution as well as transactional and advisory services. He has worked on many complex, high-profile cases alongside some of the most talented legal minds in Australia.

Svetlana Collantes

Senior Associate
With a Masters of Laws from the University of Technology in Sydney and Bachelor’s degrees in both French and Spanish, Svetlana Collantes brings an expert touch to our criminal, commercial and personal legal services. Svetlana has obtained over 12 years of exceptional results in banking and financial services, commercial law, class action disputes, corporate law, insurance resolution and dispute resolution. Having worked with one of Australia’s leading banks for almost three years, Svetlana brings exceptional qualifications and vital experience to the Green & Associates team.

William Martyr

William is a knowledgeable criminal lawyer with experience in a wide variety of subject areas. He is no stranger to the court room and approaches every situation with an analytical eye in order to achieve the best outcomes for all our clients.

Spyridon Augoustinos

Spyro Augoustinos is our resident conveyancing and leasing lawyer and has experience working on major commercial property matters. Prior to working at Green & Associates, Spyro was responsible for handling the disposal and acquisition of major suburban shopping centres, office buildings and more in the central Sydney region. Spyro holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree.

Anthony Kuschert

Anthony is a quick-thinker and has a gift for simplifying and solving even the most complex legal issues. Previously, Anthony applied these valuable skills for dispute resolution (internal and external) at the Westpac Banking Corporation.

Lily Douglas

Lily is a young and gifted solicitor who previously worked at an international commercial law firm and the Environmental Defenders Office, bringing a unique level of knowledge and expertise to the team. She has the know-how to apply the law to different scenarios in a practical and commercial manner.

Rayna Thomas

Graduate Lawyer
Rayna is a graduate lawyer at Green and Associates Solicitors. She has completed her Bachelor of Business and Commerce/Bachelor of Laws degree at The University of Western Sydney.

Riva Thapa

Law Clerk
Riva is the Law Clerk at Green & Associates Solicitors. Consistent with her interest in criminal law and justice, Riva is completing her LL.B. at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Ivy Green

Debt Collection & Security
Since joining the firm in 2021, Ivy has become an integral part of the team. She is responsible for debt collection, office security and the mental wellness of both staff and clients.

No matter who is assigned to your case, you can rest assured knowing your future is in good hands. You have Green & Associates Solicitors in your corner.

What people are saying about our criminal appeals lawyers in Potts Point

“Dominic was able to resolve my matter quickly and achieve a fantastic result. Green & Associates handled everything so well. It was really reassuring to be dealing with such genuine and professional people. Would highly recommend Dominic and the team at Green & Associates.” 

— Matt

“I was extremely happy with the way my case was handled and the way I was represented. Green & Associates had a great plan of action and worked hard to provide the best outcome for me which I truly felt was achieved. I would not hesitate to contact them again if I had other legal issues and I wanted representation. I know Green & Associates have my back.” 

— Miles

What it’s like to work with Green & Associates Solicitors

We aim to make the appeals process as simple and stress-free as possible for our clients. With this in mind, we keep communication lines open and act fast to increase your chances of having your sentence reduced or overturned. 

Our process is exceptionally simple.

  1. We will complete a free 15-minute consultation. You will talk to a criminal appeals lawyer who understands the law on a deeper level and will provide some perspective on where you stand with your appeal.
  2. We will provide a transparent fee estimate. We will provide a cost estimate for your approval before we move forward with your case. We will always act on your instructions and your best interests with informed consent.
  3. We will meet to discuss your matter. Once we have received your approval to commence, we will make ourselves available to meet with you in person and via phone. We will provide expert advice throughout the process and take action to achieve the results you desire. 

Book a free consultation with our criminal appeals lawyers in Potts Point. We are in your corner.

FAQs about criminal appeals

Generally speaking, you have 28 days to submit an appeal from the Local Court to the District Court.

With this in mind, you should submit an appeal as soon as possible. In the recent Court of Appeal decision in Bolton (a pseudonym) v The Queen [2021] VSCA 117  and Cavanaugh (a pseudonym) v The Queen [2021] VSCA 347, for example, the Court of Appeal made it very clear that an inordinate or unexplained delay may lead to the refusal of an application for an extension of time.

The Court of Appeal seeks to finalise proceedings and not have appeals drag on — this can affect the convicted and sentenced person as well as the victim of the offence. If you are unhappy with your sentence or conviction, please contact our criminal appeals lawyers as soon as possible.

Appeals can be filed on two bases: appeals against sentence and appeals against conviction.

Sentence appeals are filed with the County Court or Court of Appeal. In Court of Appeal matters, a sentence appeal can either be filed by the accused or the prosecution because the appealing party thinks the sentence was too harsh/too lenient.

Conviction appeals are filed with the County Court or Court of Appeal when the accused has pleaded not guilty at trial and is convicted by the jury.

The most common ground for an appeal are:

  • Improper admission or exclusion of evidence
  • Insufficient evidence
    Ineffective assistance of counsel
  • Prosecutorial misconduct
  • Jury misconduct
  • Misuse of discretion by the Judge.

If for whatever reason you are not present at the sentencing, you can apply for the decision to be annulled under Section 4 of the Crimes (Appeal and Review) Act 2001. The annulment application should be submitted within two years of the decision being made.

When determining the outcome of the application, the Court will consider the following:

  • Whether the applicant was aware of the Court proceedings
  • Whether the applicant was sentenced in their absence
  • Whether the applicant could not take part in the original Court proceedings due to illness, accident, misadventure or some other significant cause
  • Whether it is appropriate to grant the application in the interest of justice.

If the application is successful, the decision of the Court does not stand and you will need to be prepared to plead guilty or not guilty so that the matter can proceed in Court. 

Our criminal appeals lawyers can achieve the results you desire

With a success rate over 95%, we are confident we can have your sentence reduced or conviction overturned. Contact our criminal appeals lawyers in Potts Point, Sydney, today. We offer free 15-minute consultations to ensure you feel confident moving forward with Green & Associates Solicitors.