The Indigent Appellate Defense Division (IADD) provides appellate representation in criminal cases arising in the 3rd-6th class counties. These include all counties except Washington County and the counties on the Wasatch Front.
If in an adult criminal case from an eligible county your client pleads guilty or is found guilty after a bench or jury trial, please file a notice of appeal as soon as possible. You may use the form provided here.
Once the notice is filed, the Court of Appeals will appoint IADD as appellate counsel in the case. We will work with trial counsel to ensure a smooth transition from the trial level to the appellate level.
Trial preparation and in-trial assistance from IADD is available to defenders to help with preparing motions and preserving issues. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request our assistance.
Absent a waiver in writing from a client, the goal is to file a notice in each case. Once appellate counsel has reviewed the case, the client can then decide whether to withdraw.