Expungements under 40-32-101(g)

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

 

On July 1, 2012, a new law goes into effect that allows 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-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.

 

For a full list of crimes eligible/ non-eligible, please click the link below

 

      List of Crimes - Eligible/ Non-Eligible List of Crimes - Eligible/ Non-Eligible

 

Additional stipulations exist for those crimes 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.

The full list of requirements is available by clicking the link below:

  

      Full List of Requirements Full List of Requirements

 

If your conviction is among the eligible crimes, and you qualify for the stipulations, you can file a petition to have your record expunged at the Davidson County Criminal Court Clerk's office, on the 2nd floor of the Justice A.A. Birch courthouse, 408 2nd Avenue N, Nashville, TN 37201.

 

A map and parking directions are available by clicking the link below:

 

Criminal Court Clerk - Map & Office Directions


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