The judgment of a district court is open to appeal to a court of appeal. In certain cases, the parties require leave to continue the proceedings, which is granted by a court of appeal. Instructions for appeal are issued by the district court.

The prosecutor can appeal against the judgment of the district court, normally as a result of the charge having been dismissed or the penalty having been too lenient, or to the benefit of the convicted person, e.g. so as to have the penalty decreased.

Published 21.2.2014