Experience Knoxville Expungement Lawyer

Do you have any prior arrests? Were you found guilty, or did the charges get dropped? It is possible that you can have those charges dropped from your record. An expungement gives you the chance to clear your record. Eliminate previous accusations that were dropped and, in certain cases, even convictions. You have the legal right to have any dismissal from your record expunged or removed from the public domain in Tennessee.

Expungement is the process of removing and destroying public records related to a criminal prosecution from the court system.

A person charged with a misdemeanor or felony may request that all public records pertaining to them be removed and destroyed without incurring any costs from the court overseeing the previous action if one of the following scenarios occurs:

(i) the charge has been dismissed;

(ii) a grand jury returns a false bill; or

(iii) the person was arrested and released without being charged.

Tennessee criminal defense lawyers will stand up for your rights and show that they care about you.

What does this mean for you?  You may be eligible for expungement if you were charged with a felony or misdemeanor and the charge was dropped before it ever got to trial. You may be eligible for expungement if you were detained but not charged, or if you were charged but the grand jury declined to indict you.

If your case went to trial and the jury returned a verdict of not guilty, then you are eligible for expungement.  If you were found guilty at trial but an appellate court later reversed the judgment and dismissed the charges, then you are eligible for expungement.  These are among the most common types of cases where expungement is available, but other examples include when an order of nollo prosequi has been entered in the case, certain juvenile matters, and upon the completion of a pretrial or judicial diversion program.  

If you have been charged with a crime in Tennessee, dont hesitate to contact a skilled criminal defense attorney today!

If you or someone you know has been accused of, charged with, or prosecuted for a criminal offense and you believe that expungement may be an available option, then you need the assistance of an experienced attorney who is knowledgeable on Tennessee’s expungement law.  The attorneys at The Law Office of James A.H. Bell, P.C. have been successfully handling criminal expungements in and around the Knoxville area for decades. Additionally, our in-house private investigator conducts an independent investigation into the facts of every new case. Put our experience to work for you, and call one of our knowledgeable attorneys located in Knoxville, TN, to schedule a free consultation today.


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