A court writ is a document from a higher court that can order a lower court or government entity to take a certain action. In a trial. A defendant can only file an appeal one time but can file multiple court writs.
As a defendant, you can seek various types of writs from an appellate judge directed at either the trial court or a lower appellate court. The procedures and requirements pertaining to writs can be complex, so it is best to seek counsel from a trusted criminal defense attorney.
At LaHood Norton Law Group, our San Antonio writs lawyers are well-versed in how to properly apply for and obtain a writ. We are eager to put our seven decades of combined experience to work for you.
The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure annul certain writs and instead grant relief through a lawsuit or a motion.
Examples of writs commonly available in federal courts include writs of:
At the state level, there may be other types of writs available, including writs of:
A writ is considered an extraordinary remedy, which means courts only permit them when a defendant has no other option, like an appeal.
A defendant might seek a writ if: