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I have a question regarding a wrongful plea bargain on a case

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I have a question regarding a wrongful plea bargain on a case that is almost 20 years old. I was wrongfully accused, spent seven months in jail (the pressure from that is enough to convince you to take a raw "deal") No one would even try to actually investigate my side of the case and under threat of even more time (People vs. Davis waiver) I gave in only because I was coerced and tired and in fear of "more" time. Never figured this could happen let alone to me. Figure because it was happening, my only choice was to limit the time even though I was not guilty. This has haunted me for the past almost 20 years. It has cost me jobs, and I have lost rights but it does not define me. Finally there were promises made by the "public defender" (my fifth if memory serves) who promised to help me get the "wobbler misdemeanor/felony" reduced once I was free but I have yet to find him. I do have some documentation regarding my innocence that even brought up a question in the family law judge's mind at the time, but the Sheriff's Dept where the initial call was made had a Sheriff Deputy who was later fired for embellishing domestic violence reports. No evidence or claims of DM during the previous 4 years to that date, Dec. 8, 1996. I am tired of carrying this burden and feel that there must be some way to have my side/case heard/investigated and there may even be recourse against the system that held me and was not fair in any form of the word or concept because I was guilty til' proven innocent the entire time and I would like to actually see the case records which I was also told I was entitled to at no cost but have yet to receive after repeated attempts over the years. Too much huh?! Welcome to my world...can anybody help me?!
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 6 months ago.
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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Any suggestions on what I can do?
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Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 6 months ago.
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