"However, I believe that my conviction was a violation of my civil rights in that the judge confessed on record that he knew some of the victims of the crime that took place."
It is not a violation of your civil rights. At the time the Judge disclosed the relationship you had the option of asking him to recuse himself. If you did not and no decision or sentencing was handed down from a biased decision making stand point then there is no basis to overturn the conviction.
"I also believe that my testimony under questioning the night I was arrested was given under duress and without my word they could not have convicted me of any felonies."
Most defendants who do not exersize their Miranda rights and remain silent believe their confession was made "under duress" when that isn't the case. Of course they had a better chance of convicting you after you talked. That is the whole point to the part of Miranda that "anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law."
"My court appointed lawyer failed to inform me of crucial information and never asked me about why I was involved in the crime."
Why you were involved is not relevant. You were involved, apparently confessed, and pled guilty.
"Previous to my arrest, I went to the police department and told them that I was concerned for my and my son's well-being and they told me that because I had planned on moving my best bet would be not to give my boyfriend my new address. There is no record of my having gone to the police and I feel that if they had done something then to help me, none of this would have happened."
Do what exactly to help you? Load the moving van? Pack your stuff? If you won't leave a bad relationship and then follow the guy around committing crimes the cops are in no way responsible for your behavior.
"I'm looking for some help because I feel as though I was given a biased sentencing."
The problem is that part of the plea bargain was that you acknowledge to the court that you are guilty of the crime and you waive your right to appeal. The second problem is you were convicted a year ago and the window for an appeal, to withdraw the plea and go to trial, or file to over turn the sentencing expired last May. I don't see a bias in your sentencing. You WERE there when the crimes were committed and in many states that is the equivalent of direct involvement and enough to convict. You accepted the plea and have served the time. Changing the sentencing now won't change the convictions.
" I'm looking for some help because I feel as though I was given a biased sentencing."
The best thing you can do for you and your son now is to find employment and work on rebuilding your life. It isn't easy but there are employers who will hire someone with a criminal record. You can certainly consult a local criminal attorney to see if there are other options, however most states that allow for expungement require that the terms of probation be completed and a crime free period of several years have passed before filing for it.
"That's just my opinion, then again I might be wrong." Dennis Miller