Knoxville Expungement Lawyer
Have you ever been arrested or given a citation, past a speeding ticket? A few examples are: public intoxication, due care, reckless driving, simple possession, theft, soliciting prostitution, or vandalism. If so and the offense occurred in Tennessee, you may be eligible to have your record expunged. It is a common misconception that an old dismissed charge will not show up on your record because it is old or was dismissed. This is incorrect because the initial record of arrest remains forever. Often your complete criminal history can be totally free of evidence of a prior arrest.
What is expungement?
It is a process by which dismissals, diversions, and some convictions can be erased from your public record. This means that an eligible offense will not show on a background check.
How your case was resolved is important! Were all or some of your charges dismissed, were you placed on diversion, or were you convicted? Under all of these scenarios you may be eligible for an expungement.
The benefits of an expungement
Your record could be cleaned up or even completely eliminated depending on your situation. A clean record makes you more appealing to employers, landlords, educational institutions, folks considering you for prosecution, and more.
If you have had charges dismissed, been on diversion, or even been convicted of a crime you should talk to a criminal defense attorney about whether your charges are eligible for expungement. The process is inexpensive and can have a drastic effect on your life.
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