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2014 California Rules of Court

Rule 8.864. Record of oral proceedings

(a) Appellant's election

The appellant must notify the trial court whether he or she elects to proceed with or without a record of the oral proceedings in the trial court. If the appellant elects to proceed with a record of the oral proceedings in the trial court, the notice must specify which form of the record of the oral proceedings in the trial court the appellant elects to use:

(1)A reporter's transcript under rules 8.865-8.867 or a transcript prepared from an official electronic recording of the proceedings under rule 8.868(b). If the appellant elects to use a reporter's transcript, the clerk must promptly mail a copy of appellant's notice making this election and the notice of appeal to each court reporter;

(2)An official electronic recording of the proceedings under rule 8.868(c). If the appellant elects to use the official electronic recording itself, rather than a transcript prepared from that recording, the appellant must attach a copy of the stipulation required under rule 8.868(c); or

(3)A statement on appeal under rule 8.869.

(b) Time for filing election

The notice of election required under (a) must be filed no later than the following:

(1)If no application for appointment of counsel is filed, 20 days after the notice of appeal is filed; or

(2)If an application for appointment of counsel is filed before the period under (A) expires, either 10 days after the court appoints counsel to represent the defendant on appeal or denies the application for appointment of counsel or 20 days after the notice of appeal is filed, whichever is later.

(c) Failure to file election

If the appellant does not file an election within the time specified in (b), rule 8.874 applies.

(Subd (c) amended effective March 1, 2014; adopted effective January 1, 2010.)

Rule 8.864 amended effective March 1, 2014; adopted effective January 1, 2009; previously amended effective January 1, 2010.

Advisory Committee Comment

Notice Regarding Record of Oral Proceedings (Misdemeanor) (form CR-134) may be used to file the election required under this rule. This form is available at any courthouse or county law library or online at www.courts.ca gov/forms. To assist parties in making an appropriate election, courts are encouraged to include information about whether the proceedings were recorded by a court reporter or officially electronically recorded in any information that the court provides to parties concerning their appellate rights.

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