Forms

On this page, you can –

  • read online or download the latest versions of the forms for use with the Criminal Procedure Rules
  • save a downloaded form and fill it in electronically, or print a form and fill it in by hand

Each form is listed under the Part of the Rules with which it is used.

What happens to the information you give?

The forms for use with the Criminal Procedure Rules collect information required by the court for the purposes of criminal case management under the Rules and under other legislation.

Each form identifies the Criminal Procedure Rule and any other legislation that the court must apply: see the Rules and that other legislation for details.

The information that you give on a court form allows the court:

  • to make decisions about the preparation of the case for a trial or an appeal
  • to make a decision on an application or an appeal that you are making with that form, or on a response that you are making to an application or an appeal by somebody else.

The information that you give the court will be shared as the law requires, for example with the other parties to the case (and you may be required by the Rules and other legislation to give them that information yourself, for example by sending them a copy of the form: see the forms and Rules for instructions).

The information that you give the court will not be shared with anyone else or used for any purpose other than the purposes of the case unless that is allowed by law. For example, information is collected by HM Courts and Tribunals Service for statistical purposes and sometimes for the purposes of academic research.

The information that you give will be under the court’s control.

Part 5 of the Criminal Procedure Rules contains rules about applications to the court by parties to cases and by members of the public for the supply of information from court records: for details, see rules 5.7 and 5.8 and the other legislation listed in the notes to those rules.

Please remember that:

  1. criminal cases are heard in public unless the court orders otherwise, so if your name or other information you give is referred to in a courtroom then it will become public in that way (unless the court orders otherwise).
  2. criminal courts give reasons in public for their decisions, including their sentencing decisions, unless the court orders otherwise, so if your name or other information you give is referred to in the court’s decision then it will become public in that way (unless the court orders otherwise).
  3. not all information given in public in criminal cases can be reported. For a list of reporting restrictions, see the rules in Part 6 of the Criminal Procedure Rules and the other legislation listed in the notes to those rules.

Any form that you send the court will be kept in the court’s records until those records are destroyed in accordance with sections 5 and 8 of the Public Records Act 1958.

General matters (including case management)

Part 1 The overriding objective

There are no forms for use with this Part.

Part 2 Understanding and applying the Rules

There are no forms for use with this Part.

Part 3 Case management

Magistrates’ courts forms

Crown Court forms

Part 4 Service of documents

There are no forms for use with this Part.

Part 5 Forms and court records

There are no forms for use with this Part.

Part 6 Reporting, etc. restrictions

There are no forms for use with this Part.

Preliminary proceedings

Part 7 Starting a prosecution in a magistrates’ court

Application for summons or warrant for arrest for alleged offence under Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 section 1, CrimPR 7.2(6) (Word 0.06mb, 5 pages) [sp001-eng.doc]

Part 8 Initial details of the prosecution case

There are no forms for use with this Part.

Part 9 Allocation and sending for trial

There are no forms for use with this Part.

Part 10 The indictment

Part 11 Deferred prosecution agreements

There are no forms for use with this Part.

Part 12 Discontinuing a prosecution

There are no forms for use with this Part.

Custody and bail

Part 13 Warrants for arrest, detention or imprisonment

There are no forms for use with this Part.

Part 14 Bail and custody time limits

Disclosure

Part 15 Disclosure

Evidence

Part 16 Written witness statements

Part 17 Witness summonses, warrants and orders

Part 18 Measures to assist a witness or defendant to give evidence

Part 19 Expert evidence

There are no forms for use with this Part.

Part 20 Hearsay evidence

Part 21 Evidence of bad character

Part 22 Evidence of a complainant’s previous sexual behaviour

There are no forms for use with this Part.

Part 23 Restriction on cross-examination by a defendant

Trial

Part 24 Trial and sentence in a magistrates’ court

Part 25 Trial and sentence in the Crown Court

There are no forms for use with this Part.

Part 26 Jurors

Part 27 Retrial after acquittal

There are no forms for use with this Part.

Sentencing

Part 28 Sentencing procedures in special cases

There are no forms for use with this Part.

Part 29 Road traffic penalties

Part 30 Enforcement of fines and other orders for payment

There are no forms for use with this Part.

Part 31 Behaviour orders

Part 32 Breach, revocation and amendment of community and other orders

There are no forms for use with this Part.

Confiscation and related proceedings

Part 33 Confiscation and related proceedings

There are no forms for use with this Part.

Appeal

Part 34 Appeal to the Crown Court

Part 35 Appeal to the High Court by case stated

Part 36 Appeal to the Court of Appeal: general rules

Part 37 Appeal to the Court of Appeal against ruling at preparatory hearing

Part 38 Appeal to the Court of Appeal against ruling adverse to prosecution

Part 39 Appeal to the Court of Appeal about conviction or sentence

Part 40 Appeal to the Court of Appeal about reporting or public access restriction

Part 41 Reference to the Court of Appeal of point of law or unduly lenient sentencing

There are no forms for use with this Part.

Part 42 Appeal to the Court of Appeal in confiscation and related proceedings

Part 43 Appeal or reference to the Supreme Court

Part 44 Request to the European Court for a preliminary ruling

There are no forms for use with this Part.

Costs

Part 45 Costs

Other proceedings

Part 46 Representatives

Part 47 Investigation orders and warrants

Investigation orders

Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

Terrorism Act 2000

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Investigation warrants

Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 application

Criminal Justice (European Investigation Order) Regulations 2017 application

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 moratorium period

Part 48 Contempt of court

Part 49 International co-operation

There are no forms for use with this Part.

Part 50 Extradition

Ministry of Justice

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