Is it possible to overturn a felony conviction?
Question Details: My previous attorney encouraged me to take a plea agreement for an assault case to avoid possible prison time and going to trial. He also stated that I would be able to begin visitation with my kids again. I felt I wasn't guilty and could support that, however I believed him and now I have a felony, 2 years probation and am still not able to see or talk to my kids. Am I able to fight the previous conviction to clear my name?
You can only potentially overturn it if there is some basis for a successful appeal: new facts or evidence, recently discovered, which would have provided you a defense had you known them previously, or evidence of some error of law in how the judge ruled in the case. Just being dissatisfied with the outome is not enough; you need some reason to actually be able to show it was incorrect or unjust.
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