By Nashville Expungement Attorney Daniel A. Horwitz:
*Note: This is a free informational resource about expungement law in Tennessee. If you are looking to hire an attorney to expunge your record for you, please click here instead.*
Under a new law signed by Governor Bill Haslam on May 5, 2017, certain individuals can now get two convictions expunged in Tennessee. The new law provides that a person with exactly two eligible misdemeanor convictions or exactly one eligible misdemeanor conviction and one eligible felony conviction can now get both charges expunged.
Before the new law was passed, a second conviction for anything other than a traffic offense generally prevented a person from getting any conviction expunged in Tennessee—even if both convictions were eligible individually. Based on the new law, however, many people with two convictions will now be able to clean up their records and move forward with a clean background check.
Eligible misdemeanors are convictions for charges that do not appear on this list. Eligible felonies are convictions for charges that do appear on this list. To be eligible for expungement, an individual must also satisfy every requirement on this expungement checklist except for the first one, which is now out-of-date.
If you have a criminal record that you want expunged, there is no substitute for consulting a lawyer to review your own individual circumstances. If you think you may be eligible to have your record expunged and want to hire an attorney to evaluate your eligibility or file your paperwork for you, please click here for an individualized case review.