Expungements Under T.C.A § 40-32-101(g)
On July 1, 2012, a new law went into effect that allows people convicted of certain crimes in Tennessee to have that incident expunged from their records, pursuant to T.C.A. § 40-32-101(g). Offenses that are eligible are most misdemeanors and some Class E, D, and C felonies. However, DUI convictions are not eligible for expungement. An individual is also not eligible if they have previously been granted expunction under this subsection (g) for another criminal offense. There are additional requirements for offenses which qualify.
Expungements Under T.C.A § 40-32-101(k)
On July 1, 2017, a new law went into effect that allows people 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. An individual may petition for expunction of two (2) offenses under this subsection (k) only one (1) time. There are additional requirements for offenses which qualify.
How to File an Expungement Petition:
If your conviction is among the eligible offenses and you meet the additional requirements, you may 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.
You may also download and print an Expungement Packet from the Criminal Court Clerk’s website, complete it, and mail it to:
Criminal Court Clerk
408 2nd Avenue N.
Nashville, TN 37201
For questions about expungements, please call the Davidson County District Attorney’s office at (615) 862-5500 or the Davidson County Criminal Court Clerk’s office at (615) 862-5601.