Various rights of appeal to the High Court and the Court of Appeal are available to you, the defendant. You may be able to appeal against:
- refusal to grant bail
- refusal to grant name suppression or interim name suppression
Your appeal rights will depend on the stage of the court case and which court you are in. You will need to get advice from a lawyer about your appeal options and the time frames for making an appeal.
The right to appeal your conviction or sentence or both is protected under New Zealand’s Bill of Rights.