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About Writs in California

A writ is a document or an order from a higher court directing a lower court or government official to take action of some sort. In any given trial, a defendant may appeal a case to the next higher appellate body only once, but the defendant may file multiple writs in that same trial. Defendants may seek several types of writs from appellate judges directed at the trial court or at a lower appellate court. Most writs require advanced legal knowledge and involve detailed procedures. Defendants contemplating making an application for a writ are wise to consult counsel.

Different types of writs include:

Contact an Attorney Who Can Help

If you are looking to file an appeal or writ, hiring a Pasadena criminal defense attorney to successfully walk you through the process is essential. We are here to answer any questions that you have about proceeding with your case.

Get the process started by calling Tedford & Associates in Pasadena at (626) 793-7270 to set up your free consultation.