The criminal appeals process refers to a very limited review of your final sentence or conviction by the Appellate Court in San Francisco or elsewhere in California. The law explains that the Appellate Court reviews the lower court’s proceedings and rulings to find any legal errors or issues that could have affected the outcome of the case or the Constitutional rights of either party. Since federal appeals based on a federal crime are governed by a different set of rules compared to state appeals in California, you would have to appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeal and, if necessary, with the Supreme Court of the U.S. in order to pursue a federal appeal.
You can either file a general notice of appeal or appeal a specific order that substantially affected your rights. You can consult with the San Francisco criminal defense attorney at the Okabe & Haushalter law firm and get legal advice.