Conviction Integrity Unit

About the CIU

The wrongful conviction of an innocent person should be every prosecutor’s greatest concern. A prosecutor’s highest priority should be ensuring innocent people are never prosecuted.

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.  

A defendant or attorney seeking to have a conviction reviewed should complete the Conviction Integrity Intake Form and submit it to the OCDA.

Download the form, fill out the required information and click on “Click to Submit Form” at the end of the document or email the form to ciu@da.ocgov.com.

Download the form, print and submit via:

  • Fax: 714-834-3076 or
  • 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. 

Evidence Audit Stipulation

Simply complete and submit the Evidence Audit Stipulation (“Agreement Regarding Disclosure of Evidence Audit Records, Remedy Record Printouts and Associated Reports”).    

Download the form, fill out the required information and click on “Click to Submit Form” at the end of the document or email to ciu@da.ocgov.com

Download, print and submit via:

  • Fax: 714-834-3076 or
  • Mail: PO Box 808, Santa Ana, CA 92701