If your misdemeanor or felony appeal is unsuccessful at the appellate level, meaning the appeals court affirmed the decision of the trial court, you can request a review by the Supreme Court of California, which is the highest court in the state. The Supreme Court has jurisdiction to review any decision made by an appellate court, but generally only accepts cases involving issues that are relevant statewide. Both the appellate courts and trial courts are bound by the decisions of the Supreme Court of California.