Plead guilty to pwid ten years ago. Stayed out of trouble since and now upon me looking back I possess grounds for an appeal in hopes to have the conviction dismissed.
Your right to appeal the criminal conviction expired long ago. However, depending on your criminal record you may be eligible to expunge the conviction from your record. I would advise you to speak with a local criminal attorney.
Yes. You can file what is commonly referred to as a 6500 motion, that raises your issues, along with an explanation of why the issues could not have been raised before. This motion is basically a once-in-a-lifetime last chance to raise any outstanding issues, so you need to be sure that it is done correctly.
Yes and no.
Your right to appeal is long last
However there are possibilities which a criminal defense lawyer can guide you through
If you have not yet filed one, you can file a Motion for Relief from Judgment, also called a 6.500 motion, to challenge the conviction. It must be based upon claims of legal error. Good behavior after the conviction is not legal error. The very first step is to order (and pay for) a transcript of the plea and sentencing, and other court events, which you or an attorney could review for possible legal error. If you wait too long the transcripts might not be available.
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