An appeal is a request to a higher court requesting a review of a decision made by a lower court.
Lawsuits in civil court can involve a range of areas involving disputes over money,
title or possession of real property, enforcing a contract, protecting one’s civil rights,
or seeking compensation for a civil tort.
A criminal action is the proceeding by which a person charged with a public offense
is accused and brought to justice and punishment.
A criminal action is prosecuted in the name of the people of the State of California,
as a party, against the person charged with the offense.
Probate Court handles decedent’s estates,
trust proceedings, guardianship proceedings, conservatorship proceedings, minor’s compromises, and mental health filings.
Vehicle code infractions, municipal code violations,
and county ordinances are heard in Traffic Court.
Family Law Court handles