I was charged 10 years ago, the court defense attorney I had was taken off my case and a new one was given the day I went into court. When I asked him if I needed to reschedule, he told me no. There is a lot more to this that happened. We advised my original attorney that the guy was trying to extort money from myself and mother and we were setting up to do depositions. Again, all kinds of things were happening. I am currently still on probation and have a remaining 6 years left. I want to know if I could get my case reopened and done properly, or is it too late? Or should I speak to an attorney in person? At sentencing I received probation until money owed is paid and adjudication withheld because other than traffic tickets, I never was in trouble.
Call somebody who handles criminal cases in Florida who gives free consultations, they should be able to get enough details to tell you what your options are.
Generally, the maximum amount of time one has to file for post conviction relief is 2 years from the conviction or 2 years from the last direct appeal.
There are exceptions.
The only way to be sure is to consult with a criminal defense lawyer who has all the facts.
Your chance to get a "do-over" ran out two years after you were sentenced or two years after your direct appeal was concluded. Either you took a plea or went to trial and lost because you were sentenced. You had 30 days to file a direct appeal of your conviction or to challenge the sentence. What it sounds like you are talking about is your lawyer not doing enough to defend you even though you were telling him/her potentially relevant facts. That is part of the "ineffective assistance of counsel" world and is addressed in a motion under Fla. Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.850. Your motion must be filed within two years of the date your judgment and sentence became final. If this happened 10 years ago and you have six years of probation left, I presume it has been longer than two years. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
My response to your question does not constitute the establishment of an attorney-client relationship and in no ways binds me to represent you in any capacity. Further, the advice offered here is general and limited based upon the facts and circumstances that you present. I strongly urge you to contact an attorney to discuss your specific case in detail.
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