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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Response Information

Public access to the San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles and Grover Beach courthouses is limited to matters on the calendar that day. All other business with the Court is currently being done remotely. Face coverings and social distancing are required in all San Luis Obispo County courthouses.
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Criminal Appeals


If you feel a bench officer has made a prejudicial error in the decision reached on a case pending in this court, then you may file an appeal. An appeal is an application for review by a higher court or person to review a decision of a subordinate court or person. Appeals can continue up to the Supreme Court, where the decision is final and can no longer be appealed. An appeal is not a re-trial. You will not be permitted to introduce new evidence. To learn more about appeal procedures for Misdemeanors, you should read rules 8.800-8.816 and 8.850-8.890 of the California Rules of Court. Rules 8.900-8.923 pertain to procedures for Infraction Appeals.

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