I just learned that I cannot have my record expunged and my attorney made me believe that if I had my charges dismissed with a deal I would qualify for expungement but I do not qualify. The deal I got disqualify me to get my record expunged and I paid him/she a lot of money. Can I make a dispute to get my money back? Should I do it through my bank? Thank you.
You could contact the VA state bar, but the accusation will require more than what you posted here. As a general rule, there are no guarantees in court, and you face an uphill battle.
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The State Bar Association will be the place to file a formal complaint against your attorney. Your question is difficult to understand, at least the specifics of the circumstances. Your bank will not be able to assist you in having funds returned and it seems extremely unlikely that even if you initiate a bar complaint that you will receive any money back. I imagine you signed a contract with the attorney and that the attorney completed the work, correct? As a general rule, you don't get a rerun if you aren't happy with an outcome... there are no guarantees of a particular outcome in law.
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You can make a complaint to the bar association or sue for malpractice. You can also file a habeas to try and get the case reopened based on your attorney's misrepresentation causing you to unknowingly enter into an agreement.
Your bank will have no idea what you are asking them to do.
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You don't say what you were accused of doing, or whether resolving the case in a way which preserves the ability to pursue an expungement was even possible. One can assume that since it didn't happen that way, then having it happen that way wasn't an option unless you went to trial and were found not guilty. Of course, none of us can know whether that was a likely outcome either. So, if there was enough evidence to convict you and the prosecution was not willing to handle your case in a way which preserved expungement, then you didn't really end up any worse off, despite the confusion / miscommunication between you and your lawyer.
Nevertheless, anytime there is a lack of clear communication it can leave a client feeling dissatisfied and since it is clear that you have a question about the representation you received, I suggest you first contact the attorney who handled the case and have a calm, polite and professional discussion in which you convey your concerns. No lawyer wants to have unhappy former clients so the lawyer may thank you for contacting him/her to discuss and resolve the matter and then agree to refund some, or all, of your money.
Best of luck to you.
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