Form CR-143 "Proposed Statement on Appeal (Infraction)" - California

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Proposed Statement on Appeal
Clerk stamps date here when form is filed.
CR-143
(Infraction)
Instructions
This form is only for preparing a statement on appeal in an infraction case,
such as a case about a traffic ticket.
Before you fill out this form, read Information on Appeal Procedures for
Infractions (form CR-141-INFO) to know your rights and responsibilities.
You can get form CR-141-INFO at any courthouse or county law library or
online at www.courts.ca.gov/forms.
You fill in the name and street address of the court
This form can be filed at the same time as your notice of appeal. If it is not
that issued the judgment or order you are
appealing:
filed with your notice of appeal, this form must be filed no later than 20
Superior Court of California, County of
days after you file your notice of appeal. If you have chosen to use a
statement on appeal and do not file this form on time, the court may
dismiss your appeal.
Fill out this form and make a copy of the completed form for your records
and for each of the other parties.
You fill in the number and name of the trial court
You must serve a copy of the completed form on each of the other parties in
case in which you are appealing the judgment or
the case and keep proof of this service. You can get information about how
order:
to serve court papers and proof of service from What Is Proof of Service?
Trial Court Case Number:
(form APP-109-INFO) and on the California Courts Online Self-Help
Center at www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-serving.htm.
Trial Court Case Name:
Take or mail the completed form and proof of service on each of the other
The People of the State of California
parties to the clerk’s office for the same trial court that issued the judgment
v.
or order you are appealing. It is a good idea to take or mail an extra copy to
You fill in the appellate division case number (if
the clerk and ask the clerk to stamp it to show that the original has been
you know it):
filed.
Appellate Division Case Number:
Your Information
1
a.
Appellant (the party who is filing this appeal):
Name:
Street address:
Street
City
State
Zip
Mailing address (if different):
Street
City
State
Zip
Phone:
E-mail:
b.
Appellant’s lawyer (skip this if the appellant is filling out this form):
The lawyer filling out this form (check (1) or (2)):
(1)
(2)
was the appellant’s lawyer in the trial court.
is the appellant’s lawyer for this appeal.
Name:
State Bar number:
Street address:
Street
City
State
Zip
Mailing address (if different):
Street
City
State
Zip
Phone:
E-mail:
Fax:
Judicial Council of California, www.courts.ca.gov
CR-143,
Proposed Statement on Appeal
Page 1 of 7
Revised January 1, 2017, Optional Form
(Infraction)
Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.916
Proposed Statement on Appeal
Clerk stamps date here when form is filed.
CR-143
(Infraction)
Instructions
This form is only for preparing a statement on appeal in an infraction case,
such as a case about a traffic ticket.
Before you fill out this form, read Information on Appeal Procedures for
Infractions (form CR-141-INFO) to know your rights and responsibilities.
You can get form CR-141-INFO at any courthouse or county law library or
online at www.courts.ca.gov/forms.
You fill in the name and street address of the court
This form can be filed at the same time as your notice of appeal. If it is not
that issued the judgment or order you are
appealing:
filed with your notice of appeal, this form must be filed no later than 20
Superior Court of California, County of
days after you file your notice of appeal. If you have chosen to use a
statement on appeal and do not file this form on time, the court may
dismiss your appeal.
Fill out this form and make a copy of the completed form for your records
and for each of the other parties.
You fill in the number and name of the trial court
You must serve a copy of the completed form on each of the other parties in
case in which you are appealing the judgment or
the case and keep proof of this service. You can get information about how
order:
to serve court papers and proof of service from What Is Proof of Service?
Trial Court Case Number:
(form APP-109-INFO) and on the California Courts Online Self-Help
Center at www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-serving.htm.
Trial Court Case Name:
Take or mail the completed form and proof of service on each of the other
The People of the State of California
parties to the clerk’s office for the same trial court that issued the judgment
v.
or order you are appealing. It is a good idea to take or mail an extra copy to
You fill in the appellate division case number (if
the clerk and ask the clerk to stamp it to show that the original has been
you know it):
filed.
Appellate Division Case Number:
Your Information
1
a.
Appellant (the party who is filing this appeal):
Name:
Street address:
Street
City
State
Zip
Mailing address (if different):
Street
City
State
Zip
Phone:
E-mail:
b.
Appellant’s lawyer (skip this if the appellant is filling out this form):
The lawyer filling out this form (check (1) or (2)):
(1)
(2)
was the appellant’s lawyer in the trial court.
is the appellant’s lawyer for this appeal.
Name:
State Bar number:
Street address:
Street
City
State
Zip
Mailing address (if different):
Street
City
State
Zip
Phone:
E-mail:
Fax:
Judicial Council of California, www.courts.ca.gov
CR-143,
Proposed Statement on Appeal
Page 1 of 7
Revised January 1, 2017, Optional Form
(Infraction)
Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.916
The People of the State of California v.
Trial Court Case Number:
Trial Court Case Name:
Information About Your Appeal
On (fill in the date):
, I/my client filed a Notice of Appeal and Record on Appeal
2
(Infraction), choosing to use a statement on appeal as the record of what was said in this case.
Proposed Statement
Reasons for Your Appeal
3
Remember, in an appeal, the appellate division can only review a case for whether certain kinds of legal errors
were made in the trial court proceedings (read form CR-141-INFO to learn about these legal errors):
There was not “substantial evidence” supporting the judgment, order, or other decision you are appealing.
A “prejudicial error” was made during the trial court proceedings.
The appellate division:
Cannot retry your case or take new evidence.
Cannot consider whether witnesses were telling the truth or lying.
Cannot consider whether there was more or stronger evidence supporting your position than there was
supporting the trial court’s decision.
(Check all that apply and describe the legal error or errors you believe were made that are the reason for this
appeal.)
a.
There was not substantial evidence that supported the judgment, order, or other decision that I/my client
indicated in the notice of appeal is being appealed in this case. (Explain why you think the judgment, order,
or other decision was not supported by substantial evidence):
b.
The following error or errors about either the law or court procedure was/were made that caused substantial
harm to me/my client. (Describe each error and how you were/your client was harmed by that error.)
(1) Describe the error:
Describe how this error harmed you/your client:
(2) Describe the error:
Describe how this error harmed you/your client:
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CR-143,
Proposed Statement on Appeal
Page 2 of 7
(Infraction)
The People of the State of California v.
Trial Court Case Number:
Trial Court Case Name:
(continued)
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(3) Describe the error:
Describe how this error harmed you/your client:
Check here if you need more space to describe these or other errors and attach a separate page or pages
describing the errors. At the top of each page, write “CR-143, item 3.”
The Charges Against Me/My Client
4
a.
If the charges against you/your client are based on a citation (ticket) you received, provide the citation number
(fill in the citation number from your ticket):
b.
The charges against me/my client were (list all of the charges indicated on the citation or complaint filed by the
prosecutor with the court):
c. I/My client (check (1), (2), or (3))
(1)
pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.
(2)
pleaded guilty to only the following charges:
(3)
pleaded guilty to all of the charges.
Summary of Any Motions and the Court's Order on the Motion
5
a.
Were any motions (requests for the trial court to issue an order) made in this case that are relevant to the reasons
3
you gave in
for this appeal?
Yes (fill out b)
No (skip to item
)
6
b.
In the spaces below, describe any motions (requests for orders) that were made in the trial court that are
relevant to the reasons you gave in
for this appeal. Write a complete and accurate summary of what was
3
said at any hearings on these motions and indicate how the trial court ruled on these motions:
(1)
I/My client made the following requests (motions) in the trial court (check all that apply):
(a)
To submit a photograph or photographs as evidence (describe the photographs):
There
was
was not
a hearing on this motion.
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CR-143,
Proposed Statement on Appeal
Page 3 of 7
(Infraction)
The People of the State of California v.
Trial Court Case Number:
Trial Court Case Name:
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b.(1)(a) (continued)
If there was a hearing on this motion, write a complete and accurate summary of what was said at this
hearing:
The court
did
did not
accept the photographs.
Check here if you need more space to describe the motion and attach a separate page or pages
describing it. At the top of each page write “CR-143, item 5b(1)(a).”
(b)
To submit a map or maps as evidence (describe the maps):
There
was
was not
a hearing on this motion.
If there was a hearing on this motion, write a complete and accurate summary of what was said at this
hearing:
The court
did
did not
accept the maps.
Check here if you need more space to describe the motion and attach a separate page or pages
describing it. At the top of each page write “CR-143, item 5b(1)(b).”
(c)
To submit other material as evidence (describe what you asked to submit as evidence):
There
was
was not
a hearing on this motion.
If there was a hearing on this motion, write a complete and accurate summary of what was said at this
hearing:
The court
did
did not
accept this material.
Check here if you need more space to describe the motion and attach a separate page or pages
describing it. At the top of each page write “CR-143, item 5b(1)(c).”
Other (describe any other request you made in the trial court and whether the court granted or
(d)
denied this request):
Check here if you need more space to describe the motion and attach a separate page or pages
describing it. At the top of each page write “CR-143, item 5b(1)(d).”
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CR-143,
Proposed Statement on Appeal
Page 4 of 7
(Infraction)
The People of the State of California v.
Trial Court Case Number:
Trial Court Case Name:
5
b. (continued)
(2)
The prosecutor made the following request (motion) in the trial court (describe any request the prosecutor
made in the trial court and whether the court granted or denied this request):
There
was
was not
a hearing on this motion.
If there was a hearing on this motion, write a complete and accurate summary of what was said at this
hearing:
The court
did
did not
grant this motion.
Other (describe any other action the trial court took on this motion):
Check here if you need more space to describe the motion and attach a separate page or pages
describing it. At the top of each page write “CR-143, item 5b(2).”
3
(3)
Check here if other motions were filed that are relevant to the reasons you gave in
for this appeal, and
attach a separate page or pages describing these other motions, identifying who made them and whether
there was a hearing on the motion, summarizing what was said at the hearing on the motion, and indicating
whether the trial court granted or denied the motion. At the top of each page, write CR-143, item 5b(3).
Summary of Testimony and Other Evidence
6
a.
Was there a trial in your case?
No
(skip items b, c, d, e, and f, and go to item
)
7
Yes
(complete items b, c, d, e, and f)
b.
Did you/your client testify at the trial?
No
Yes
(Write a complete and accurate summary of the testimony you/your client gave that is relevant to the
reasons you gave in
3
for this appeal. Include only what you actually said; do not comment on or give your
opinion about what you said. Please indicate whether any objections were made concerning your/your
client's testimony or any exhibits you/your client asked to present and whether these objections were
sustained.):
Check here if you need more space to summarize your/your client’s testimony and attach a separate page
or pages summarizing this testimony. At the top of each page, write “CR-143, Item 6b.”
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Proposed Statement on Appeal
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