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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.

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Contact Information

Appellate Division
1175 Court Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301


Phone: (503) 378-3349
Fax: (503) 378-2163

Important Information about Furloughs - 2012 OPDS Office Closure dates

The current recession has reduced state revenues, and has forced the Legislature to make deep cuts in agency budgets. Coping with these cuts requires closing state offices. State workers affected by the closures will take unpaid furloughs on those days. We apologize for any inconvenience these closures might cause.

Please note the following furlough days for 2012:

Friday, March 23, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Friday, Aug. 17, 2012
Friday, Oct. 19, 2012
Friday, Nov. 23, 2012