In law there are terms called “motion to dismiss” or “pass a motion.” For example, in bankruptcy law “motion to dismiss” means both the attorney and Trustee agree to dismiss a client’s bankruptcy case due to breach of contract. Similarly, in civil law there are opportunities to “pass a motion” for dismissal of case or counteract a judge’s decision about your civil case. With the latter, the judge will not always be in favor of your case. The judge could be having a bad day or has a personal agenda against the criminal defense attorney.
Keep in mind that all hope is not lost. If you find that you do not agree with a judge’s decision and you feel the case was not handled properly, a moving party can file pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure 1008 a motion to reconsider. The motion must be filed (not heard) within 10 days. Attach any exhibits and file a proof of service. The filing fee is $40.00. You can even do this in a criminal action.
Also please do not leave out a declaration or verification. More can be provided through the intake form process.