can i get my felony conviction reduced to misdemeanor

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hello, I live in new hampshire. I have a class A felony for theft over 1500. I was sentenced to probation and have successfully completed. at the time of this conviction I was an active addict. I have done long term treatment and am now in college working towards my bachelors in accounting and business management. this conviction is going to prevent me from getting a good career in my field. I am already 27 and waiting 10 years to get this expunged is a long time. is there any way I could ask for this to be reduced to either a misdemeanor or a class b felony?

Asked on April 11, 2018 under Criminal Law, New Hampshire

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

No, unfortunately, it cannot be retroactively reduced. The authorities could have let you plead to a lesser offense in the beginning, but once you have been sentenced, the offense cannot be changed. Expungement is your only option at this point.


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