My question involves criminal law for the state of: Ohio
9years ago I got a hit/skip traffic ticket when i hit someones mirror without knowing it, in Cleveland Heights ohio. I went to traffic court plead no contest paid court cost and fines. Now in 2008 I got a theft misdemeanor in columbus and I wanted to get it expunged the prosecutor used the hit skip and said it was a criminal offense therefore the misdemeanor was not my first charge. My public defender suggested I drop the expungement and try to get the ticket in cleveland heights argued down because of lack of representation of attorney and because of the type of charge. I cannot not get a job with this on my record and I can not pay an attorney for assistance. What can I do?