Guide to Appeals of Summary Conviction Appeals in the Court of Appeal for Ontario (Non-Inmate)

Inside this guide:

Part One: Starting an appeal
Part Two: Responding to an appeal
Part Three: Hearing the application for leave to appeal
Part Four: Hearing the appeal
Part Five: Procedures where a stay of a driving prohibition is sought

Quick Reference Chart: Documents Filed in appeals at the Court of Appeal

About this guide:

The information contained in this guide explains the procedures that apply to summary conviction appeals in the Court of Appeal, except for inmate appeals (i.e., appeals brought by persons who are in custody and who are not represented by a lawyer). Nothing contained, expressed or implied in this guide is intended as, or should be taken or understood as, legal advice. It is necessary to consult a lawyer for legal advice.

Where to get more information:

The Court of Appeal for Ontario provides a series of guides and checklists regarding appellate procedures. For more information, please consult our website or inquire with the Registrar.

The staff behind the counter at the Court of Appeal will answer questions about Court of Appeal procedures, but they cannot give legal advice or fill out court forms.

For more detailed information, refer to the Criminal Appeal Rules, SI/93-169, a regulation made under the authority of the Criminal Code. To view the Rules online, go to

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