I agree with James. There may be an additional method of contacting the State Attorney, seeing if the SAO is willing to amend the charge to allow you to become a nurse. Granted, there is no legal basis for the state to agree to this as the time for you to raise any appeal-able issues or ineffective assistance of counsel has long since run, but occasionally mitigating exceptional circumstances exist where the State is willing to accommodate. An experienced criminal defense attorney in the county in which this offense occurred will likely be able to tell you what the likelihood of such a resolution would be, but don't be surprised if he tells you less than 5%.
In all likelihood, you will have to explore your executive clemency options as discussed above.Ask a similar question
You are best served by retaining an attorney to explore a pardon or clemency.
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I agree with both Tim and James...looks like clemency will be your best bet though.
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