My question involves criminal law for the state of: Virginia.
Hello: I am seeking ANY possible way to get before a judge to plea with him to reopen a misdemeanor case from last summer. I realize it's a long-shot, but I want to try. My case involves a plea agreement; I fit the encyclopedia definition of having ineffective counsel in this agreement, I had no affirming colloquy with the judge, and was told by my attorney as well as court staff that I could not appeal (incorrectly). I have also discovered effects of my punishment (a protective order) on my job search that were absolutely unknown to me last year.
How do I at least get in front of a judge to ask that this be re-opened? HELP!!