CCL OFFICIAL FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS
Last Revision – March, 2013
New forms and documents have been added!!
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Do not use versions of a form released before the last revision! If you have downloaded and are maintaining a set of forms on your computer, please destroy your current set and replace all forms with the updated forms on this site! The file name for each form, if it has been revised, will contain the revision date.
The following forms have been changed for the reasons indicated in the right hand column:
Requisition for Attorney [Misdemeanor - Initial Interview]
1) added –
a. space for date attorney received notice of appointment;
b. statement that the attorney personally conducted the initial interview;
c. requirement of an explanation if the initial interview was conducted after the ten (10) day requirement; and,
d. statement that no previous initial interview payments have been requested.
House Arrest and Electronic Monitoring Order
1) added –
a, additional features of electronic monitoring, including SCRAM, Soberlink, drug patch, etc.
All Fillable Packets
1) reflected the changes to forms as noted above
The following form has been added:
1) Occupational License Order (fillable)
All forms and instructions on this website are intended for Court or attorney use, are not intended for use by the general public, and do not replace the advice of a qualified attorney!
The County Courts at Law have officially adopted the forms below, and all forms submitted to the Court must be consistent; therefore, any reproduction of these forms in another format must match the official version of the form exactly, including font size, page breaks, margins and word or space placement, and may not exclude any portion of the official form.
The most commonly utilized forms are provided in “fillable” pdf format. All you need is a pdf file reader, (the Adobe reader is free on the web), and a printer. Download and save the files to your computer for repeated or later use, replacing your current plea form files, or open them now. Either way, you can complete the forms and print them in very little time.
As an additional service to the Bar, the forms typically required in the most common circumstances are also provided below in “fillable” pdf format, or “packets,” so you can avoid having to re-enter data, such as cause numbers and names, on each page. The process to complete the packets is the same as the process used on individual forms. The packets will save a lot of time over individual forms!
Each plea situation is different, and additional individual forms are usually required, even when you make use of a packet. You are responsible for knowing the local Court rules, which are posted on this website, including memos from the Courts to the Bar, in determining which forms must be provided for the plea.
For diehard fans of forms completed in handwriting, simply open the form in your pdf file reader and, without entering any information, print it. The blank form will print. If you choose this method, remember your handwritten entries must be completely LEGIBLE.
Please note the additional instructions regarding the following forms:
– Please utilize the House Arrest and Electronic Monitoring program, if possible.
– A work or education release application must be accompanied by a letter from the employer or documentation from the school clearly demonstrating the Defendant’s schedule.
– If a work release is granted, the Defendant must also complete and sign the Court’s Payout Order.
– If a work release is granted, the Defendant must meet with the clerk’s payout office in person after the plea.
– Attorneys must make a reasonable inquiry into the accuracy of the information in any work or education release application.
– Defendants who have been found indigent will not be required to pay the fees for electronic monitoring and other
related services, except for damages to equipment or re-connection fees following removal of the device.
– An application for house arrest and electronic monitoring and an accompanying order are required.
– Defendants on bond will be taken into custody, transported to the supervisor of the program and held until all initial procedures are completed, including gathering of all relevant information, instructions to the Defendant, installation of the device(s), and service of the Commitment on the Defendant.
– The defense attorney will be responsible for delivery of the completed plea documents to the county clerk for expedited issuance of the Commitment.
Court-Appointed Attorney Requisitions
– Separate requisitions will be provided for initial interview payments.
– Attorneys appointed in both felony and misdemeanor cases must submit the initial interview requisition to the district court.
– Initial interview payment may now be requested regardless of the location of the visit, if the interview is conducted within ten (10) days of the notice of appointment of counsel, or if good cause is shown for the delay; however, initial interviews at the courthouse are not eligible for payment unless conducted on the date of appointment.
– Avoid incomplete information on requisitions, (e. g. no printed name, no date of service rendered).
– No multiple requisitions for the same client in multiple cases disposed of in same transaction.
– Please include an amount in the box for the “Flat Fee Claimed,” and include all cases disposed of in the transaction.
– List all other cases disposed of in the current transaction, except the cause in which the requisition is being filed, in the section above the attorney certification.
County Court at Law Fillable Forms
County Court at Law Fillable Packets
County Court at Law Non-Fillable Forms
County Court at Law - General Forms
County Court at Law - Bail Bond
County Court at Law Pro Se Forms
County Court at Law Local Court Rules