My question involves criminal law for the state of: Alabama
Back in 2007 I was charged with Theft of Property 2nd (a felony). When I went to court, my public defender got me a sweet deal- plead guilty to theft of property 3rd (a misdemeanor), do two years unsupervised probation, and pay restitution. I signed it immediatelybecause it was a heck of a lot better than the three to five years i was facing. Fast forward to a month ago, where I was trying to get a job at a security company, and lo and behold, the background check returns "Convicted of Felony Theft of Property in the Second Degree September 2007." I called the clerks ofrfice and all they could tell me was to call the public defender. I can't seem to get him on the phone. Any extra ideas?