CHECKLIST FOR CRIMINAL APPEALS:
Step 80: 800.14(g): Where Only Sentence in Issue:
“When the sole question raised on appeal concerns the legality, propriety or excessiveness of the sentence imposed, the appeal may be heard upon a shortened record on appeal consisting of the notice of appeal, sentencing minutes and minutes of the plea, if appellant pleaded guilty. The record, which shall be clearly labeled “Record on Appeal from Sentence”, shall contain a statement pursuant to CPLR 5531 and shall be stipulated to or settled in the manner provided in section 800.7(b) of this Part. The appeal shall be prosecuted, and may be scheduled for oral argument or submission, in the manner provided in subdivision (b) of this section. A copy of the presentence investigation report shall be filed with the clerk.”
Step 81: 800.14(h): Expedited Criminal Appeal of Order Reducing Indictment or Dismissing Indictment and Directing Filing of Prosecutor’s Information:
[For the most part, this step can almost always be skipped as it rarely pertains to most criminal appeals.]
Go to 800.14(i).
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