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These standard instructions are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice about your case. If you choose to represent yourself, you are bound by the same rules and procedures as an attorney. 

This page will help you learn about the rules and laws in Colorado in the area of County Court Criminal Appeals and case filing form and fee requirements. Forms are available in WORD or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. The forms in PDF can be completed online and then printed.

These instructions are for use only when the Defendant who was found guilty is appealing an issue to the District Court. The Defendant/Appellant has 35 days after the date of entry of judgment or the denial of post trial motions, whichever is later, to file the Notice of Appeal.

Please read Rule 37 of the Colorado Rules of Criminal Procedure and the Instructions prior to completing the form.

We are in the process of translating many of our forms in Spanish. You may find that some Instructions and Forms, for example Adoption, Adult and Minor Name Change, etc., are not translated at this time. All forms must be completed in English pursuant to Colorado law, see §13-1-120, C.R.S.

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JDF 221 - Instructions for Filing a County Court Criminal Appeal (For Defendant/Appellant Only) Download PDF Revised 01/18 Forms

JDF 222 - Notice of Appeal and Designation of Record Download PDF Download Word Document Revised 04/18 If you would like to provide comments about this site, please contact us. Please note - By law, we cannot provide legal advice. Should you need additional assistance or forms that are not provided on this site, you may wish to consult an attorney.
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