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 requesting that the court appoint a lawyer to represent a
person appealing in a misdemeanor case.
The court is required to appoint a lawyer to represent you on appeal only if
you cannot afford to hire a lawyer and
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
where you filed your notice of appeal. 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-133
Request for Court-Appointed
Lawyer in Misdemeanor Appeal
Judicial Council of California, www.courts.ca.gov
Revised January 1, 2017, Optional Form
Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.851
Request for Court-Appointed Lawyer in
Misdemeanor Appeal
CR-133, Page 1 of 2
your punishment includes going to jail or paying a fine of more than
$500 (including penalty and other assessments), or
(1)
you are likely to suffer other significant harm as a result of being
convicted.
(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 (skip this if the appellant is filling out this form):b.
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
1
E-mail:
This form can be filed at the same time as your notice of appeal.
Were you/was your client represented by the public defender or another court-appointed lawyer in the trial court
proceedings in this case? (Check a or b.)
Information About Your Case
CR-133, Page 2 of 2
Request for Court-Appointed Lawyer in
Misdemeanor Appeal
Revised January 1, 2017
Describe any significant harm that you are/your client is likely to suffer because of this conviction:
2
4
3
b.
c.
Describe the punishment the trial court gave you/your client in this case (check all that apply and fill in any required
information):
e. (describe any other punishment that the trial court gave you/your client in this case):
Other punishment
A fine (including penalty and other assessments) (fill in the amount of the fine): $
Restitution
a.
Jail time
(fill in the amount of the restitution): $
d.
(fill in the amount of time on probation):
Probation
a.
Yes
b.
No (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) showing that you/your client
cannot afford to hire a lawyer. You can get form MC-210 at any courthouse or county law library or online
at www.courts.ca.gov/forms.)
Notice to Appellant: If you were represented by appointed counsel in the trial court and the trial court
finds that you are able to pay all or part of the cost of that counsel, at the conclusion of the
proceedings, the court may also determine after a hearing whether you are able to pay all or a portion
of the cost of any attorney appointed to represent you in this appeal. If the court determines that you
are at that time able to pay, the court will order you to pay all or part of such cost. Such orders will
have the same force and effect as a judgment in a civil action and will be subject to enforcement.
Signature of appellant or attorney
Date:
Type or print name
Trial Court Case Name:
Trial Court Case Number:
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