Review Petitions Should Always be Filed as Criminal Cases

Recently, we have seen some dependency panel attorneys face difficulty in utilizing Truefiling to file review petitions in the California Supreme Court. When initiating a new case by filing an original petition – including a writ petition or petition for review – select “File” and follow the on-screen prompts for making a submission.

Very important note: Whether filing a petition for review in a criminal, juvenile (delinquency or dependency), or civil commitment case, select “Criminal Petition for Review” as the “Case Type” – selecting “Civil Petition for Review” will result in a filing fee of more than $700!

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