I was accused of Domestic Assault and ended up accepting a plea bargain.
The only reason I accepted this plea bargain was to protect the kids from State custody due to my defense being based on dragging my wife's name through the mud.
I was not guilty of the crime but was informed by my attorney that even if my wife dropped the charges the state could and most likely would pick up the case.
I accepted a plea bargain and now have a felony on my record and 3 years of probation.
My wife has since returned to the area where I live and wants to come forward and help me clear my record.
Is it possible to appeal a conviction stemming from a plea bargain on 8-13-09?
I do not want my wife in jail, What kind of legal trouble would my wife be facing?
Who should I contact 1st about an appeal?
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