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Criminal and CJA

The Administrative Office (AO) of the United States Courts provides a listing of forms for Criminal  proceedings.  You may search by:

  • Court Forms By Category
  • Court Forms By Number

 

Below you will find a link to the National Forms Directory (Official AO Forms & Fees Directory) as well as other useful forms.

Several of the CJA forms have an instruction link.


Criminal and CJA Forms
Official AO Forms & Fees Directory
Order Setting Conditions of Release
pdf fillable form
Waiver of Rule 5
pdf fillable form
Waiver Rule 5 (Probation Violation/Supervised Rel)
Financial Affidavit
pdf fillable form
Preliminary Waiver
pdf fillable form
Waiver of Indictment (AO 455 form)
pdf fillable form
Waiver of Detention and Detention Order Rev 04/22
pdf fillable form
Waiver of Indictment Idaho Form
pdf fillable form
Miscellaneous Criminal Forms
Criminal Procedural Order
General Order 377
Annotated Plea Litany (Judge Winmill)
Ex Parte Application Issue Subpoena
Order for Interim Payments
Plea Agreement Certification
Request for Excess Compensation Form
Complete and attach this form to CJA-20 in eVoucher if total attorney fees exceeds the statutory minimum.
Service Provider Funding Request Form
Complete and attach this form to an AUTH in eVoucher before provider work exceeding a combined $1,500 is performed.
Transcript Designation & Ordering Form
Travel Request
NOTE: The "Submit by Email" button is not enabled on the Travel Request form.  Please email completed form to Sam McDonald at sam_mcdonald@idp.uscourts.gov
USMS OBD 2 Defense Witness Form
USMS OBD-3 Fact Witness Voucher
United States Marshal Service Fact Witness Voucher, Form OBD-3.
USMS Witness Travel Request Form
Public Defenders Guide
USMS Psych Evaluation Notification
United States Marshals Service Defense Attorney Psychological Evaluation Notification
Waiver of Indictment
Waiver of Right to Remain in Federal Custody
Waiver of Right to Have District Judge Take Plea
Waiver of Detention Hearing/Order of Detention
This proposed order should be sent to the appropriate Judge's proposed orders email box and the CRD notified.
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Miscellaneous Forms Also Available in Spanish

Espanolas Formularios

Appearance Bond
Bona Para Comparencencia
Consent to Proceed Before Magistrate Judge Misd
Consentimiento Para Proceder ante un Juezmagistrado en un Case de Delito Menor
Financial Affidavit, CJA23
Declaracion Jurada Financiera
Order Setting Conditions of Release
Orden Especificando las Condiciones de Excarcelacion
Plea Agreement Certification
Waiver of Detention Hearing/Order of Detention
This proposed order should be sent to the appropriate Judge's proposed orders email box and the CRD notified.
Waiver of Indictment
Renuncia a Acusacion Formal del Gran Jurado
Waiver of Preliminary Examination or Hearing
Renuncia a Interrogacion o Audiencia Preliminar
Waiver of Right to Remain in Federal Custody
Interpreter Forms & Information
Certificate of Interpreter Oath
Court Interpreter Services Terms & Conditions
In Court Services Voucher
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CJA20 Voucher Tips

CJA20 Tips

Form CJA 20

Appointment of and Authority To Pay Court-Appointed Counsel

Things to Remember:

  • Check all Attorney Information (i.e. address, social security no., employer tax ID no., etc)  If information is inaccurate or out-dated, please correct on face of voucher before submitting for payment.  Payment is made from the Administrative Office in Washington DC and checks are written and mailed according to the information on the voucher.
  • Itemize and separate the expenses for mileage, travel, room and board for other expenses such as telephone, postage fees, etc.  Attach receipts for expenses in excess of $50.00.  Also attach telephone bills if you do not itemize each call and the amount is over $50.00.
  • List the dates of travel and number of miles traveled in addition to the dollar amount claimed for mileage.  Since the rate authorized for mileage changes regularly, the Administrative Office requires that the mileage, rate-per-mile claimed and the dates of travel be itemized to ensure payment in accordance with that which would be paid to court employees for travel.
  • List the period of service claimed for that voucher.  These dates should be after the appointment date shown in Section 13 and should especially indicate an end-of-service date.

You can access this form in eVoucher.

Updated on Jan 10, 2019

CJA21 Voucher Tips

CJA21 Tips

Authorization and Voucher For Expert and Other Services

Things to Remember:

  • Motions for Expert Services should include rate-per-hour charge and estimated total cost of expert service.
  • Sections 25 through 28 must be completed.  Payment cannot be made without this information.
  • Attorney must sign and date Section 12 and Section 18.
  • Expert must sign and date Section 17.
  • Itemize and separate the expenses from the fees charged by the expert.  Payment includes fees plus expenses.  Attach receipts for expenses in excess of $50.00.
  • List the dates of travel and number of miles traveled in addition to the dollar amount claimed for mileage.  Since the rate authorized for mileage changes regularly, the Administrative Office requires that the mileage, rate-per-mile claimed and the dates of travel be itemized to ensure payment in accordance with that which would be paid to court employees for travel.
  • $800 Maximum amount for cost of services plus expenses which does not require prior approval.
  • $2,400 Maximum amount for cost of services plus expenses which does require prior authorization but does not require circuit approval.  Prior authorization does not need to be gained if in the interest of expediency, time does not permit.
  • Excess of $2,400  Must be certified by District Court and approved by the Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit before payment can be made.
  • Attach a copy of any order which may have been obtained before the services were rendered that approved compensation in excess of the statutory minimum.  Attaching copies of prior authorization will eliminate the clerk's office researching the file for this information and will thereby expedite the processing of vouchers.

You can access this form in eVoucher.

Updated on Jan 10, 2019

CJA24 Voucher Tips

CJA24 Tips

Authorization and Voucher For Payment of Transcript

Things to Remember:

  • Attorney must fill out items 2-14.  (Item 1 will be entered automatically by the payment system or by court staff)
  • Attorney must sign and date item 15.
  • Original Signatures on this voucher are required for processing and payment.  To submit your voucher, you mail or deliver the original signed CJA24 form to the Boise Clerk's Office.  The Clerk's Office will send it to the Judge for payment approval.  If approved, it will be sent on to the court reporter or transcription company for production of the requested transcript(s).
  • The Court will sign, or acquire appropriate signatures for items 16-24.

You can access this form in eVoucher.

Updated on Jan 10, 2019

eVoucher Contact Information

For information or inquiries on filling out, submitting and general guidance on CJA Vouchers, contact the CJA Voucher Financial Specialist:

Name Phone Email
Sam McDonald (208) 334-9113 sam_mcdonald@idp.uscourts.gov

 


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