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Marsy's Law - Criminal Appeal Victim Notification

Request for Criminal Appeal Status, pdf

Solcitud del Estado de la Apelacion Criminal, pdf

There are more than 9,000 criminal appeals in California each year and over 500 death row cases. In many instances, victims and their families have never been apprised so that they might exercise their rights in clemency, execution or other criminal justice proceeding.

As a victim of crime or family survivor, you can learn about the status and progress of criminal appeals for your case. Use the Information Request Form using the link above or obtain a form from your Victim Witness Center.

The Victims' Services Unit will match your information with the defendant's criminal appeal and inform you about the case progress and ultimate decision.

If you would like a copy of the Marsy’s card, please visit our Marsy's Card page.

Marsy's Law - Case Status Notification

In cases where the Attorney General is prosecuting, a status notification may be requested by the victims, their family members and lawful representatives of a crime victim who is deceased, a minor, or physically or psychologically incapacitated.

Use the Marsy’s Law - Request For Case Status Notification / Victims’ Rights Request for notification. If you wish to receive a copy of this form, please contact the Victims' Services Unit. Your information will be forwarded to the appropriate section for notification

If you would like a copy of the Marsy’s card, please visit our Marsy's Card page.

Victims Needing Information - Call Toll-Free 1-877-433-9069

DEATH PENALTY BACKGROUND INFO

View Background - People v. Michael Angelo Morales, pdf. In addition to information on the death penalty in California, this document provides factual descriptions and background in the case of Michael Angelo Morales, who was convicted by a Ventura County jury in 1983 and sentenced to be executed. Morales has petitioned the Governor for a granting of clemency. The background information includes a factual descriptions of the crime, photographs of the victim, victim impact statements from family members and a case chronology

View Background - People v. Clarence Ray Allen, pdf. In addition to information on capital punishment in California, this document provides factual descriptions of the multiple violent felony crimes for which Clarence Ray Allen was convicted and executed; a chronology of the litigation in this case; photographs of the victims; and victim impact statements from family members.

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