My question involves criminal law for the state of: GA
I have a Felony Conviction that was a young dumb crime. Now its 16yrs ago and back then i was just 3 days over 18 when it happoned. I had a lawyer and the DA apparently said that i was to made an example of and did not want me to persue a first affender as i was goin too and instead i was scared and made a plea deal. Now all these years later i was under the impression that my lawyer said i could have my record cleaned after everything was completed. This was apparently a misslead for me to agree with the plea deal or just miss understanding on all parts. I went today to file paperwork for expungement and was told under a conviction it cannot be expunged. This is heart breaking news and im trying to better my way of life and my familys well being and hard of course to find a better job and even living is hard to find places that will except a Felon.
I was wondering what are some conditions to have a old ruleing over turned? The reason i ask that is when i was arrested the law had just been changed and it would of been a miss instead of a felony and ive heard of cases where the law changed and it was so close to when the law was changed that they was charged under the older law.
And if this is not a possible feat than how likely is it to get a Pardon with everything else being clean on me and even the probation Officer i had then claimed how did i even get in trouble cause im just a good person. But anyway, i have no anything pending, clean record, clean living,and have a family and married for 10 yrs now.