Criminal Defense Law Firm Sacramento
Criminal Appeals Defense Attorney

An appeal is a request to a higher court to review a decision made in a completed trial or proceeding.

An appeal of a felony or misdemeanor arises when a person has been convicted of a crime after a judge or jury trial.    A criminal appeal may be the only way to attempt to correct serious errors, such as a violation of Constitutional Rights.   An appeal may  be appropriate if the trial judge improperly admitted certain evidence into trial or refused to suppress evidence in violation of California Law or the United States Constitution.  Or, if the trial judge made some errors with proper criminal procedure, this may be grounds for an appeal as well.  Even where there were not serious errors, a person convicted of a crime may wish to appeal only a portion of the judgment , as where a state prison sentence is significantly harsher than warranted by the facts of the case.

Our experienced attorneys are here to assist you throughout the entire appellate process.  However, there are certain critical time limitations which apply for filing an appeal of a criminal conviction.   Therefore, it is very important that you contact us as quickly as possible  to preserve your rights.


Writs are orders from higher courts to lower courts, agencies, or persons and are warranted when there is no other adequate remedy for relief available by law.    A writ issues when an inferior court has acted without or in excess of its jurisction or has failed to act as prescribed by law.  Depending on the circumstances of your case, our attorneys can assist you in filing a  petition for a writ .  If you wish to seek assistance in this regard you must contact us immediately as critical time limitations apply in which the writ must be filed.

Criminal Defense Attorney Katherine E. Lothrop
Full Service Criminal Defense Law Firm
      717 K Street, Suite 223
     Sacramento, CA  95814

     (916) 444-8786

DISCLAIMER: The Law Office of Katherine E. Lothrop specializes in criminal defense matters,  while vigorously defending clients throughout Northern California to include the following counties:  Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Yolo, Yuba, Sutter, Solano and San Joaquin.  This firm does not make any claims, promises or guarantees as to the information provided herein, as applied to the specific facts and circumstances of each individual case. The information provided throughout  this website contains general information only, and should not be construed as a substitute for individualized advice from competent legal counsel.
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