Direct Appeal Criminal Cases. These cases include appeals from: jury, bench, and stipulated-facts trials; conditional-plea hearings; state's appeals; guilty and no-contest pleas; probation-violation and resentencing hearings; and criminal contempt proceedings other than non-support proceedings. Using the information included on this form, the Office of Public Defense Services will prepare and file the Notice of Appeal in direct appeal criminal cases. Important: Except in state's appeals, do not refer a case until after the defendant has been sentenced.
Juvenile Dependency Appeals
Post-Conviction Cases. [Online referral not yet available.] The Office of Public Defense Services does not manage appeals in post-conviction cases. The post-conviction trial attorney should move the circuit court to appoint the Oregon Appellate Consortium for the appeal. The post-conviction trial attorney should contact the consortium at (503) 241-2400 for information on moving to appoint the consortium.
Parole Appeals. Refer parole appeals by U.S. Mail, telephone, or fax, to the address or telephone number on the right.