Q: I accepted a plea deal for my charges( all misdemeanors) I had a legal aid.. can I appeal or with a better lawyer?
I'm innocent too, but my lawyer said if I don't accept the plea deal, I'm gonna go to trial and lose. He didn't fight for me at all and it's gonna affect me the rest of my life.
A: A typical and sad story. You may or may not be able to appeal. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.
A: Yes, but you pleaded guilty you likely answered several questions that would make an appeal on that basis highly unlikely. If a lawyer advised recommended that you take a plea it was probably for the reason that you wrote: you were likely to be found guilty at trial.
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