My question involves criminal law for the state of: Georgia
I caught a misdemeanor in DeKalb County, Georgia in 2010 for possession of a controlled substance.
I had less than an ounce of marijuana in my possession. I pleaded no lo. I completed my probation, did my community service and paid my fine. It’s behind me now but I am getting absolutely murdered in the job market. Literally no one will hire me in this tight job market.
I plan to find a lawyer in DeKalb County to appeal or overturn the conviction.
I earlier read: “It can be done but you will have to hire an attorney to bring the appeal. Many times defendants win these appeals in local courts because the court does not main adequate records to support the appeal but you will have to review this with a criminal defense attorney in the county where you have the conviction.”
How can I go about finding such a lawyer and am I wasting my time.