Sometimes, being in trial court is just the first step. The appeal process is a discipline unique to itself. In a traditional appeal, a higher court will review the lower court’s decision to determine whether a decision was legally correct. There are times when you can’t wait to have the appellate court review a case in the normal appeal process. A writ of mandamus is an extraordinary remedy; however, it is not available in all cases. A habeas corpus is available when the judge has found someone in contempt and wrongfully put them in jail. Within this section of our site are more detailed explanations of the appellate process, including mandamus and habeas corpus.
If you feel like your judge has made the wrong decision, click on one of the links below to learn more about the process.