Trial Courts sometimes make mistakes. While the initial reaction after losing a case is to feel frustration or anger, it must be remembered that you have options moving forward. One of these options is to file an appeal. Taking your case to a higher Court is something that many lawyers will not handle. It is important you retain experienced counsel who knows how to handle such matters and will help you understand what to expect as the case moves forward. Our San Bernardino appellate attorney handles a wide range of California appeals. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation.
Appeals are very different from the process one faces in a Trial Court. Contrary to the understanding of many, it is not a chance to have a “do over” of one’s case. Appellate Courts do not listen to witnesses or consider evidence beyond what has already been presented. The role of such a Court is to determine whether the Trial Court made a mistake regarding the law. Such mistakes may involve improperly admitting or refusing to admit certain evidence, incorrectly ruling on a Motion, or some other type of error. A Notice of Appeal, which is the document that begins the process, must be filed quickly and a failure to do so can mean losing your right to appeal. For this reason, you should see time as of the essence.
Candice Garcia-Rodrigo handles appeals and has experience in doing so. She will use your initial consultation to determine why you think you have a possible issue with the case and will give you an honest assessment of your situation. She will quickly acquire the Court record so that she can look for further issues to raise on your behalf. She is able to help with appeals of probate matters as well as family law appeals. Candice understands that you are facing a serious situation. Our office will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us today. We also service Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Ontario, Victorville, Rialto, Hesperia, Chino, Upland, Apple Valley, Redlands, Highland, Colton, Yucaipa, Montclair, elsewhere in the Inland Empire, as well as Los Angeles.
All cases must be properly reviewed prior to determining applicable law and likely conclusion.