Jackson Expungements Attorney
How to File for Expungement in Tennessee
One of the most challenging consequences of a criminal conviction to overcome is a stained criminal record. Having a criminal history can cause certain difficulties in life, such as:
- Successfully apply for employment
- Getting approved for housing
- Applying to educational institutes or universities
- Obtaining professional licenses
One solution to these problems is criminal record expungement.
What is Expungement?
Expungement is the legal process of removing and destroying a person’s public criminal records. If you qualify, our criminal defense lawyer can effectively guide you through the process of wiping your record clean of arrests, dismissed charges, and convictions. At the Law Offices of Marcus A. Lipham, our skilled legal team handles all forms of criminal record expungement in Jackson.
Am I Eligible for Expungement in Tennessee?
If you are interested in learning if your record qualifies for expungement in Tennessee, our firm can help.
The process for determining your eligibility involves three simple steps:
- Step 1 – fill out an evaluation request form and receive an email from our firm with instructions about how to get your evaluation started
- Step 2 – pay a small evaluation service fee and receive notification of your eligibility within 3-5 business days
- Step 3 – if you are eligible, we prepare the necessary documents and guide you through the process of filing for expungement
How to Get a Misdemeanor Expunged in Tennessee
As of July 1, 2012, Tennessee law allows for persons convicted of most misdemeanors to apply for record expunction. These crimes must not be sexual or violent in nature to meet eligibility.
Can You Get a Felony Expunged in Tennessee?
You may be able to expunge a felony offense on your criminal record in Tennessee, under specific circumstances.
A felony conviction cannot be expunged if the crime involved:
- Child endangerment
- Rape or sexual assault
- Acts of terrorism
What Happens After My Record Is Expunged?
When the expungement process is complete, a person is restored to the condition he or she was in prior to the arrest or charge. From a legal standpoint, the offense that has been expunged never happened. That means you are legally permitted to not disclose information about an expunged arrest if you were charged with drunk driving, for instance, and an employer asks about your criminal record on a job application.
To put it plainly, having your record expunged really does give you a fresh start. The Law Offices of Marcus A. Lipham wants to help you achieve this goal.
Begin the process by filling out an evaluation form today, or reach out to our Jackson expungement attorney at (731) 207-4488 for answers to all of your questions.
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