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Tennessee Expungement

Posted by attorney Grover Collins

Tennessee Expungement of Criminal History

Expunction of Record of Conviction – T.C.A. 40-32-101(g)

Tennessee residents convicted of certain crimes to be able to have that incident expunged from their records, pursuant to T.C.A. 40-32-101(g).Only certain crimes are eligible for expunction; they must be non-violent, non-violent, non-DUI and non-sexual crimes. Crimes eligible are most misdemeanors and some Class E felonies, including forgery, theft, vandalism, and fraudulent or false insurance claim, among others.

To see a list of the crimes available for expungement click here

You must meet the below qualifications for those crimes on your record which qualify:

  • The individual must have no other convictions than the one under review, and
  • The individual must have completed all terms of his or her sentencing, paid all fines/ fees/ assessments, and
  • The individual have remained free of alcohol or substance abuse for one year, and
  • At least five years must have elapsed from the completion of the individual’s sentence, and
  • The individual must also pay a fee of $350 to the Clerk of the Court.

You must meet all of these requirements to be eligible. Check the Expungement Checklist here

If you would like help obtaining an expungement, contact me today for help. Email me

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