In 2006, I got into a verbal argument and during the alternation I entered the other party's property. I entered the man's private property to continue the argument, so I was/am guilty of battery--however, my access of his property elevated my charge from misdemeanor to felony. So I was charged with Burglary-Felony but my attorney told me if I pled 'no contest' I would only get probation, adjudication withheld, AND he would seal/expunge my record. I did get probation only BUT found out that in FL, a Burglary of 3rd degree cannot be sealed or expunged, although my attorney had said it could. Over the past 6 years, this charge had caused me to lose 2 jobs in spite of my "adjudication withheld" status.. Do I have a case against my attorney? Please advise.
Criminal Defense Attorney
What type of burglary was it? Certain ones can be sealed. Normally collateral consequences are not something you can sue a lawyer for.
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