Instructions
Before you fill out this form, read Information on Appeal Procedures for
Misdemeanors (form CR-131-INFO) to know your rights and
responsibilities. You can get form CR-131-INFO at any courthouse or
county law library or online at www.courts.ca.gov/forms.
This form is only for appealing in a misdemeanor case. You can get other
forms for appealing in a civil or infraction case at any courthouse or county
law library or online at www.courts.ca.gov/forms.
You must file this form no later than 30 days after the trial court issued
the judgment or order you are appealing (see rule 8.853(b) of the
California Rules of Court for very limited exceptions). If your notice of
appeal is late, the court will not take your appeal.
Fill out this form and make a copy of the completed form for your records.
Take or mail the completed form to the clerk’s office for the same trial court
that issued the judgment or order you are appealing. It is a good idea to take
or mail an extra copy to the clerk and ask the clerk to stamp it to show that
the original has been filed.
Clerk stamps date here when form is filed.
Superior Court of California, County of
You fill in the number and name of the trial court
case in which you are appealing the judgment or
order:
Trial Court Case Number:
You fill in the name and street address of the court
that issued the judgment or order you are
appealing:
You fill in the appellate division case number (if
you know it):
Appellate Division Case Number:
Trial Court Case Name:
CR-132
Notice of Appeal
(Misdemeanor)
Judicial Council of California, www.courts.ca.gov
Revised January 1, 2019, Optional Form
Cal. Rules of Court, rules 8.852, 8.853
Notice of Appeal
(Misdemeanor)
CR-132, Page 1 of 2
Your Information
Phone: E-mail:
Mailing address (if different):
Name of appellant (the party who is filing this appeal): a.
State Bar number:Name:
Appellant’s lawyer in the trial court proceedings:c.
Name:
City
State
Street address:
Street
Zip
Street City
State Zip
Phone:
Mailing address (if different):
City State
Street address:
Street Zip
Street City State
Fax:
Zip
E-mail:
The lawyer filling out this form
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Appellant’s contact information (required): b.
is is not representing the appellant in this appeal.
If a court-appointed lawyer on appeal is being requested, see item .
4
Judgment or Order You Are Appealing
CR-132, Page 2 of 2
Notice of Appeal
(Misdemeanor)
Revised January 1, 2019
Court-Appointed Lawyer
Do you/Does your client want to be represented by a court-appointed lawyer in this appeal? (Answer yes or no.)
Yes. Complete and attach Request for Court-Appointed Lawyer in Misdemeanor Appeal (form CR-133).
No.
a.
Record on Appeal
Date:
Type or print your name
Signature of appellant or attorney
a.
The following order made after the judgment in this case that affects an important right of mine/my client
(for example, an order after a probation violation) (Pen. Code, § 1466(b)(1)).
The final judgment of conviction in this case (Pen. Code, § 1466(b)(1)).
The trial court has not yet issued a final judgment in this case. I am appealing before final judgment an order
that denied a motion to suppress evidence in this case (Pen. Code, § 1538.5(j)).
Other action
I am/My client is appealing (check one):
I am/My client is contesting only the conditions of the probation.
b.
An order modifying the conditions of probation.
(describe the action you are appealing and give the date the trial court took the action):
Other
c.
(describe the action you are appealing and give the date the trial court took the action):
d.
I have attached a completed Notice Regarding Record on Appeal (Misdemeanor) (form CR-134).
I have not attached a Notice Regarding Record on Appeal (Misdemeanor) (form CR-134). I understand that
I must file this notice in the trial court within either (1) 20 days after I file this notice of appeal or, if it is
later, (2) 10 days after the court appoints a lawyer for me (if I file a request for a court-appointed lawyer
within 20 days after I file my notice of appeal). I also understand that if I do not file the notice on time, the
court will not be able to consider what was said in the trial court in deciding whether an error was made in
the trial court proceedings. In addition, I understand that if I am represented by a court-appointed lawyer and
I do not file the notice regarding the record on time, the court may appoint a new lawyer. If I represent
myself or hire a lawyer to represent me, and I do not file the notice regarding the record on time, the court
may dismiss my appeal.
a.
b.
(See form CR-131-INFO for information about the record on appeal.)
Were you/Was your client represented by the public defender or other court-appointed lawyer in the trial court?
(Answer yes or no.)
b.
Yes.
No. If you answered yes to 4a, complete and attach Defendant’s Financial Statement on Eligibility for
Appointment of Counsel and Reimbursement and Record on Appeal at Public Expense (form MC-210).
REMINDER—Except in the very limited circumstances listed in rule 8.853, you must file this
form no later than 30 days after the trial court issued the judgment or order you are appealing
in your case. If your notice of appeal is late, the court will not take your appeal.
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3
4
Trial Court Case Name:
Trial Court Case Number:
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