EXPUNGEMENTS IN TENNESSEE
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.