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Penal Code - PEN

PART 2. OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE [681 - 1620]

  ( Part 2 enacted 1872. )
  

TITLE 9. APPEALS IN FELONY CASES [1235 - 1265]

  ( Heading of Title 9 amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 931, Sec. 396. )
  

CHAPTER 1. Appeals, When Allowed and How Taken, and the Effect Thereof [1235 - 1246]
  ( Chapter 1 enacted 1872. )

  
1237.5.  

No appeal shall be taken by the defendant from a judgment of conviction upon a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, or a revocation of probation following an admission of violation, except where both of the following are met:

(a) The defendant has filed with the trial court a written statement, executed under oath or penalty of perjury showing reasonable constitutional, jurisdictional, or other grounds going to the legality of the proceedings.

(b) The trial court has executed and filed a certificate of probable cause for such appeal with the clerk of the court.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 784, Sec. 550. Effective January 1, 2003.)