While your concerns are understandable, the decision to take a plea was ultimately your boyfriend's. He was the defendant and client in that case. You have not shared what the charge was, what his possible defense was, or what he had to say about the trial and/or his plea. When a defendant enters a plea of guilty or no contest, the judge and the attorneys will routine establish his testimony on the record, verifying that he has had the opportunity to consider his options, that he understands what he is getting into, that he has consulted with his attorney regarding the plea, that he is satisfied with his counsel's performance, and that no one has threatened or coerced him into the deal. This testimony usually wipes out most avenues for attacking the conviction post-sentencing. Also, in most plea bargains, the defendant waives the right of appeal.
This is just a general observation about plea bargains. There are no important details from your boyfriend's case that might enable someone to form an opinion about whether there is a basis for appeal or other procedure to overturn the conviction. My suggestion would be for your boyfriend to post a question here--if he is able to get to a computer. If he is currently incarcerated, I am sorry that this situation is causing you such pain.
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You apparently don't, and didn't, understand who the parties to this case were. Since you were not charged with any crime, you were not a party to the case and your concerns have nothing to do with the law of the matter. First, your bf's lawyer had no obligation to speak to you at all. He did so only to find out if you could be a witness. He clearly decided you could not.
As for the judge, he also had no obligation to speak to you, since you were not a party to the case.
So, the manner in which you were treated, though perhaps not as courteous as it might have been, does not amount to any grounds for an appeal.
But, this does not mean your bf does not have a ground for appeal. He needs to have counsel appointed for his appeal. You can find out about this process by contacting the Texas Indigent Defense Commission:
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