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What does it mean when a felony charge is RETIRED?

Nashville, TN |
Filed under: Felony crime

If a felony charge is retired and later dismissed, was this an actual conviction?

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No, there is no actual conviction. When the case is retired, the prosecution is basically put on hold for a certain amount of time. If the case is not brought back for prosecution during that time frame the case will be dismissed. Once it is dismissed the case is finished and there is no conviction. You should file an expungement to have the offense removed from your record.

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