Who is Eligible for an Expungement?
1) A person: a. Whose charge has been dismissed; b. With a no true bill returned by a grand jury; c. Who received a verdict of not guilty, whether by the judge or by a jury; d. Who was arrested and released without being charged; and/or e. Who successfully completed a pretrial or judicial diversion program. 2) A person who is exonerated by the governor under T.C.A. A? 40-27-109. 3) A person whose charge was dismissed and the proceedings against the person discharged under TCA A? 40-35-313, except if such discharge and dismissal was for a sexual offense.
How to Obtain an Expungement?
Each county will have its own procedures on how to obtain expungements. You may wish to contact the local county clerk to inquire as to the county's procedures for having your records expunged. However, you may be better served by contacting an attorney who is experienced in handling expungement matters.