Judicial Processing - Reporting to UCS and DCJS - Reporting Appellate Actions

Authority: Criminal Procedure Law Sections 470.25 and 470.50.

1. Until an automated system for all appellate courts is implemented:

• Any court exercising jurisdiction as an appellate court, including the Court of Appeals, should report its decisions to the trial court, in addition to filing the decision with the county clerk. The appellate court, appellate case number, and trial court case number should be included in reporting the decision to the trial court. (See Criminal Procedure Law 470.25).

• Trial courts should report all appellate decisions, other than affirmations, to the UCS and DCJS as appropriate, through their existing trial court manual or automated reporting systems.

2. Once an automated system for all appellate courts is implemented, the appellate courts should report their decisions, both affirmation and modifications, directly to DCJS through OCA's reporting system.

3. Trial courts should report any action taken by the trial court, as a result of an appellate decision to the UCS and DCJS as appropriate, through their existing trial court manual or automated reporting systems.

4. DCJS should include reversals and modifications of trial court decisions by appellate courts as well as subsequent trial court activity on the rapsheet. Affirmations of trial court decisions by appellate courts should also be included on the rapsheet once an automated reporting system for appellate courts has been implemented.

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