(1) An appeal under section 257 is commenced by filing a notice of appeal with a registrar of the Magistrates' Court at any venue of the Magistrates' Court within 28 days after the day on which the sentence of the Magistrates' Court is imposed.
S. 258(2) amended by No. 68/2009 s. 51(zp).
(2) A copy of the notice of appeal must be served personally on the respondent in accordance with section 391 within 7 days after the day on which the notice is filed.
(3) A notice of appeal must—
(a) state the general grounds of appeal; and
S. 258(3)(b) amended by No. 3/2016 s. 65(1).
(b) be in the form prescribed by the rules of the County Court or the Supreme Court, as the case requires.
(4) The DPP must provide a copy of the notice of appeal to the legal practitioner who last represented the respondent in the criminal proceeding to which the appeal relates, if that legal practitioner can reasonably be identified.
S. 258(5) amended by No. 3/2016 s. 65(2).
(5) A notice of appeal filed under this section must be transmitted to the County Court or the Supreme Court, as the case requires.