On July 1, 2017, a new law went into effect that allows Tennessee residents convicted of no more than two (2) offenses to have those offenses expunged from their records, pursuant to T.C.A. 40-32-101 (k), provided each of the offenses are eligible for expunction under TCA § 40-32-101 (g) and are either two (2) misdemeanors or one (1) felony and one (1) misdemeanor.
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 claims, 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 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 most recent offense and
The individual must also pay a fee of $280 to the Clerk of the Court.
The individual may petition for expunction of two (2) offenses under this subsection (k) only one (1) time.
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 Building, 408 2nd Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37201.
A map and parking directions are available by clicking the link below: