In 2013, my client didn’t have a place to stay, so she left her children (16, 15, and 13) with her aunt, who took them back home where there was no water or power. The children were there for one night, but the police were called. My client was charged with felony child neglect and jailed for 140 days. She subsequently served two out of three years and was released from probation for good behavior in 2017. She can’t get a job with this charge, so I want to help her get it reduced.
If she has already been convicted and served a sentence, it cannot be expunged and will be on her record forever. She can apply for a pardon but that only restores her rights and does not erase it from her criminal record.
Any answer provided should not be considered as legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Glenn P. Justis The Justis Law Firm, LLC Summerville, SC
Our Rating is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Attorneys who claim their profiles and provide Avvo with more information tend to have a higher rating than those who do not.What determines Avvo Rating?Experience & background
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline