Settling the Proposed Statement
- The district attorney or city attorney has the right to file proposed amendments to your Proposed Statement within 15 days after it is filed. (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.785.) After the district attorney or city attorney has filed proposed amendments or the time for filing has passed, a hearing will be set by the clerk before the judge who decided your case for the purpose of settling the Proposed Statement. (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.788.)
- The trial judge may correct, alter, or rewrite the statement so that it fairly and truly sets forth the evidence and
proceedings and may direct you to prepare a revised statement for his or her signature. However, your statement
of grounds of appeal cannot be eliminated from the Settled Statement. (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.788.)
- After the revised statement is prepared, the judge will certify to its correctness.