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Request for Case Review

  1. The Conviction Integrity Unit will, upon written request, investigate claims of actual innocence based on new evidence and information, of defendants currently serving sentences from their convictions. The Conviction Integrity Unit may examine claims of innocence in other types of cases if a significant prison commitment or collateral consequence indicates that an examination of the case is warranted.
  2. Requirements
    The following form is required to initiate review by the Conviction Integrity Unit. Please answer as many of the following questions as you can. If you have additional materials you wish to include, please include those materials at the time you submit this application. Once your application is submitted, a review of your case will be initiated to determine whether there is an injustice that may be corrected. The length of time that this review may take cannot be predicated and will depend on factors such as the type of offense you were convicted of, the nature of your claims, the age of your case and the availability of case materials and witnesses.
  3. Eligibility
    In order for your application to be reviewed, all of the following must apply: 1. The conviction must have been in Napa County 2. If you are represented by an attorney, all communication with our office must be made by your attorney. If the Conviction Integrity Unit reviews your case, it is likely that we may request additional information from the applicant and/or their representative. It is also possible that the Conviction Integrity Unit may request additional information from other people who have relevant information, including any attorney who participated in the proceedings which led to the underlying conviction.
  4. Contact/Identification Information
  5. (including current phone number and mailing address)
  6. (if applicable)
  7. If this request is submitted by someone other than the Defendant, have you obtained the written consent from him or her to file this request?
  8. (specific prison, jail, etc?)
  9. Conviction Information
  10. (If applicable)
  11. (i.e. evidence of actual innocence)
  12. Appeal Information
  13. A criminal appeal is a right awarded to defendant who receives an unfavorable verdict or outcome; the criminal appeal process provides a defendant the opportunity to contest his or her conviction to a formal appeals court. In certain cases a defendant may seek a writ. Writs are issued by courts directing the person to whom they are addressed to do something or to not do something.
  14. Was there a direct appeal of the conviction?
  15. If yes, are there any proceedings currently pending?
  16. Were there any State or Federal Writs filed in the case?
  17. If yes, are there any proceedings currently pending?
  18. (i.e. the date the opinion was issued or mandate was returned)
  19. Electronic Signature Agreement
    By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.
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  21. This field is not part of the form submission.