Writ proceedings (misdemeanor, infraction & Limited Civil)

Timeline to Appeal:

For common law writs or statutory writs where the statute does not set a deadline, you should file the petition as soon as possible and not later than 30 days after the court makes the ruling you are challenging in the petition. (See Page Seven of Information on Writ Proceedings).

This website serves as a general guideline on the process for writ proceedings in Misdemeanor, Infraction and Limited Civil cases.  To learn more you should read Title 8 of the California Rules of Court, Rules 8.930 -8.936, which set out the procedures for writ proceedings in the appellate division.


Below are the links to commonly used forms for Writ Proceedings (Misdemeanor, Infraction and Limited Civil Cases). Any Judicial Council Form can be obtained at any courthouse or county law library or online.  To obtain detailed information for the process on Writ Proceedings, click here.


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