On July 1, 2012, a new law went 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:
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
At least five years must have elapsed from the completion of the individual’s sentence, and
The individual must also pay a fee of $450 to the Clerk of the Court.
The full list of requirements is available by clicking the link below:
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: