In Re: Revisions of Portion of The Rules of The Court of Criminal Appeals

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In Re: Revisions of Portion of The Rules of The Court of Criminal Appeals
1998 OK CR 72
70 OBJ 126
Case Number: CCAD-98-3
Decided: 12/30/1998
Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals


¶1 Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1051(b) of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes, we hereby adopt and promulgate Rule 1.2(D)(7) and Rule 8.8 of the Rules of the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals, Title 22, Ch. 18, App. (1998), as set out in the attachment to this order. This revision shall become effective on the date of this order.



/s/ Charles S. Chapel

/s/ Reta M. Strubhar

/s/ Gary L. Lumpkin

/s/ James F. Lane

/s/ Charles A. Johnson


/s/James Patterson



(7) Order of Detention for Non-Payment of Fines or Costs. Review of a final order of detention for a defendant's non-payment of fines, costs, or other assessments ordered paid as part of judgment and sentence is governed by Section VIII of these Rules.


Rule 8.8 Direct Appeal from an Order of Detention and Scope of Appeal

A. Final Order of Detention for Non-Payment.

B. Stay of Execution of Detention Order Pending Appeal.

C. Notice of Appeal from Order of Detention and Request for Appeal Record.

Defendant gives notice of intent to appeal from the trial court's order imprisoning him/her for non-payment of sums due in Case No(s). ____________ in the              [name of the district court or municipal court of record in which the detention order was entered]          , State of Oklahoma. The final order of detention was pronounced by said court on the _____ day of __________, ______. Defendant requests the clerk of the trial court to prepare an appeal record as required by Section VIII of the Rules of the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals, Title 22, Ch. 18, App.

Form 13.4, Section XIII of these Rules shall not be utilized in direct appeals from a final order of detention, and the trial court clerk shall not be required to accept for filing or act upon any pleading which does not comply with this rule.

D. Petition in Error, Briefs, and Service.

(1) A petition in error WITH A CERTIFIED COPY OF THE DETENTION ORDER ATTACHED and a supporting brief, must be filed with the Clerk of this Court within thirty (30) days from the date the final detention order is pronounced. The filing of a petition in error is jurisdictional and failure to timely file constitutes waiver of the right to appeal.

(2) The brief shall not exceed thirty (30) typewritten, 8-1/2 by 11-inch pages in length. Briefs and pleadings shall comply with the requirements of Rule 3.5.

(3) The party filing the petition in error shall be known as the appellant. The party against whom the appeal is taken shall be known as the appellee.

(4) This Court may direct the appellee to file an answer brief, if necessary; however, the appellee is not required to file an answer brief unless directed by the Court.

(5) All pleadings and briefs filed in a direct appeal from an order of detention shall be signed by the party responsible for their filing or by the party's attorney of record. Additionally, all such pleadings or briefs shall contain a certificate of service upon the adverse party. The party or their attorney of record shall be responsible for service upon the adverse party, except that service upon the Attorney General will be made by the Clerk of this Court when a party so requests. No pleadings, briefs, or motions will be considered by this Court without proof of service to the adverse party.

E. Record on Appeal from an Order of Detention.

(1) The record on appeal from a final order of detention for non-payment shall be transmitted by the clerk of the trial court in accordance with the procedure set forth in Rule 2.3(B), but within the thirty (30) day time period set forth in Rule 8.8(D)(1).

(2) The record on appeal to be compiled by the trial court clerk and transmitted to the Clerk of this Court is limited to the written order containing findings of fact and conclusions of law and the transcript of the proceedings (both as set out in Rule 8.7) and the judgment and sentence being enforced by means of the detention order.