Asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: I was misrepresented in 2001. Can I get a felony reduction to a misdemeanor after 20 years?

I was convicted of a felony grand larceny back in 2001 after I violated my probation in 1996 and on for 6 years. I came back and turn myself in to show the court that I had not gotten into any trouble and wanted to get this behind me. My attorney did not take any of the information given to him by me or my father and went along on the basis of the district attorney that told him no deal would be made because I was brought in Kicking and Screaming from a other state. That was not true I have a potatoes from probation officers parole officer and a judge showing that I turned myself and willfully and was taking responsibility however was misrepresented by my attorney and him not doing any work whatsoever to try to reduce my sentencing to a misdemeanor and I was stuck with the five-year sentence for sigh fulfilled with no problems whatsoever and now after all this time and seeking employment with the state or government I was informed that I must have this reduced to a misdemeanor.

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1 Lawyer Answer

Kiele Linroth Pace

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: The time to appeal is long past but you might try for a full executive pardon from the Governor of Texas.

The application form can be downloaded at this URL: https://www.tdcj.texas.gov/bpp/forms/forms.html

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