Use this online form to refer a case for appeal. OPDS accepts online referrals to appeal from the following case types: criminal and contempt; juvenile dependency and termination of parental rights (TPR); juvenile delinquency; post-conviction and habeas corpus; and civil commitment. You should receive an email confirmation when a referral has been submitted.
The Criminal Appellate Section of the Appellate Division receives online referrals for
criminal and contempt cases. Refer
parole appeals to the Appellate Division by U.S. Mail, telephone, or fax, to the address or telephone number in the Contact Information section of this page.
Except when the state has filed a notice of appeal,
do not refer a case until after the defendant has been sentenced.
If the deadline to file a notice of appeal
is less than five days away, you must to ensure that the client’s right to appeal is not compromised by contacting the Appellate Division by telephone.
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