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Case Review Policy

The Conviction Integrity Unit (“CIU”) of the OCDA investigates claims of factual innocence presented by defendants who were convicted in the County of Orange, California.  Below is a link to the Conviction Integrity Unit Case Review Policy.  A defendant or attorney seeking to have a conviction reviewed should complete the Conviction Integrity Intake Form and submit it to the OCDA.  Intake forms are available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.  The “digital” version of the form may be submitted electronically by downloading the form, filling out the required information and clicking on “Click to Submit Form” at the end of the document.   The “print” version of the form may be downloaded/printed and submitted via email (ciu@da.ocgov.com), fax (714-834-3076) or regular mail (PO Box 808, Santa Ana, CA 92701).


OCSD Evidence Booking Audit

The global stipulation (Administrative Order 20/24) is applicable to the Public Defender, but it is also available to other defense counsel and pro per defendants that choose to abide by its terms.  As the Administrative Order states, “The process described in the Stipulation is equally available to other defense counsel upon agreement to be bound by the terms of the applicable protective order as set forth by the stipulation.”

If private counsel or pro per defendants wish to abide by the stipulation, they can receive the relevant discovery directly from the DA’s Office without the need for a Pitchess motion or other court order.  Simply complete and submit the Evidence Audit Stipulation (“Agreement Regarding Disclosure of Evidence Audit Records, Remedy Record Printouts and Associated Reports”).    The “digital” version of the form may be submitted electronically by downloading the form, filling out the required information and clicking on “Click to Submit Form” at the end of the document.   The “print” version of the form may be downloaded/printed and submitted via email (ciu@da.ocgov.com), fax (714-834-3076) or regular mail (PO Box 808, Santa Ana, CA 92701).