EXPUNGEMENTS IN TENNESSEE

EXPUNGEMENTS IN TENNESSEE

Expungement is a court-ordered process where the legal record of some criminal cases can be erased in the eyes of the law. In Tennessee, only certain criminal records can be expunged. Some cases can be expunged without any fees. Tennessee law has multiple provisions for expungements.  It is best to speak with an attorney to see if your case qualifies for expungement.
 

WHY YOU MAY WANT TO SEEK AN EXPUNGEMENT

Having a criminal record, even if you were never convicted or you were mistakenly charged with a crime, can have negative consequences. There are many times when you’re applying for something when you’ll have to submit to a background check, including but not limited to:

  • Applying for a rental apartment
  • Applying to attend college
  • Applying for a job with state or local government agencies
  • Applying for public benefits
  • Applying for a professional license

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR EXPUNGEMENT?

You may be eligible for expungement in Tennessee if:

  • You had charges against you dismissed
  • A “no true bill” was returned by a grand jury
  • You were arrested and released without being charged
  • You went to trial, which resulted in a not guilty verdict
  • The case resulted in a nolle prosequi (prosecution will not be pursued).
  • An order of protection was successfully defended and denied by a court following a hearing

For more information about your legal rights pertaining to expungements, contact Ausbrooks Law Office at 615-591-9111.

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