When I was 13 I was arrested for assault on a family member and was sentenced at juvenile court.
I accepted punishment and served the time. Years later a different man I go to enlist in the military and find that I am unable due to the fact the charge was a PC245(a)(1) felony lowered to a misdemeanor. This shocked me. I went and reviewed all my juvenile files and spoke first hand with the victim and nothing appears to warrant such a harsh sentence. It appears to be an assault and battery charge or aggravated assault at worst. Is there any way to reduce the charge to a lesser degree or place the charge more appropriate to the crime? I did the time but now that I am older and more capable of understanding the circumstances the charge seems unjust.