I was given a deffered sentence for burglary III in Kentucky for a prank myself and a couple other fraternity brothers pulled.. (3 years probation). At the discretion of my probation officer, I was released from probation early, and at the PO's request--the case was dismissed, and have hired a lawyer which has filed for expungement. However, my lawyer keeps telling me that the papers are on the judges desk waiting a signature-(this has went on for a good 3-4 months now). I realize the judge doesn't have to sign my expungement papers, but is it typical the judge sits on it a while or are they usually pretty quick at signing them? OR would it make sense that she hasn't signed the papers, and won't, until my original 3 year term has arrived (which is in about 3 weeks).
I was never convicted of this crime. Rather, I pled guilty and in return received a deferred sentence.
Is there any way to contact the judges office directly and see what the hold up is or if there is anything that I can do to speed up this process....or would that be a bad idea?
Thanks in advance...