I was convicted of a felony (either E or F) in 2000 and a misdeamor in 2003 all conditions were met and fines paid. The felony had a possibilty of diversion I never did anything about it.
You need to retain a competent criminal defense lawyer in your area to assist you. I don't practice in TN, so I don't know if you have expungement statutes for felonies and midemeanors nor what the timetables are. Act on this now and seek advice.
I am trying to give you a general answer to your question. We do not have an attorney-client relationship by this response on the avvo website. I have not been retained to represent you. I am licensed to practice law in Kentucky and in federal court in this state and the Southern District of Indiana. You need to seek legal advice from an attorney licensed to practice in your area..
From your short question I believe it is very much necessary for you to speak with a competent local attorney regarding this matter. Specifically, if you were eligible for diversion but "never did anything about it" you may have lost out on your only real opportunity to expunge the 2000 felony charge. However, if you were under 21 when the act was committed you still may be eligible for expungement. I really doubt the 2003 charge can be expunged. No one can be certain until everything is discussed and the court files are looked at.
That all being said, no one ever MUST have an attorney to access the courts. However, practical concerns usually would cause most persons of sound mind and reasonable discretion to endeavor to procure the assistance of a competent attorney for most, if not all, serious matters they encounter in the legal sphere. What is a serious matter? I would propose that a short list would include the following: life; liberty; happiness; money; and honor. A criminal record definitely may touch on liberty, happiness, money, and honor. All-in-all I would suggest anyone interested in expungement speak with a competent local attorney about their particular situation.
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