My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California
(County of San Diego)
Starting a new thread, because this doesn't have to do with forms as I was asking about in a previous thread.
It seems my potential for appeal in the California Court of Appeal has had new life breathed into it. I thought the deadline had passed, because it looked like the decision was filed on March 6, and an application to certify transfer (or whatever it's called) would have been due within 15 days. However, I just got a notice from the Appellate Division of the San Diego Superior Court, which states that the decision was filed on April 6. I'm now well within my 15-day period.
Here is my question: Do I even have a snowball's chance in you-know-where for my case to be certified? I ask because first, when I submitted a petition for rehearing, the petition was denied. It was denied by the same judge who heard my oral arguments and who decided the case. I suppose it stands to reason -- if the judge affirmed the trial court's decision, what possible reason could he have for granting a rehearing? My appeal was assigned to a single appellate division judge per Code of Civil Procedure section 77, and according to California Rule of Court 8.1005(a)(3), that same judge would be the one to certify transfer, or deny it. I'd imagine that since the judge ruled against me, AND denied my petition for rehearing, he would also undoubtedly deny an application for transfer. Am I understanding this correctly? And if so, is it even worth the effort of trying to get the case transferred?