Tip the Scales in your Favor


If you’ve ever been arrested, there is a record of that point in time, memorialized in many, many computer databases throughout the country. Likewise, there is a very detailed record of the facts of that arrest, from the law enforcement officer’s point of view. The details and disposition of your charges are also lying in wait for anyone to discover with a few keystrokes on a computer.

What is an Expungement?

An expungement is an Order from the court allowing removal of your criminal record. Are you eligible for an expungement?

You might be if you were arrested and:

  • The charge was dismissed
  • Charges against you were presented to a Grand Jury and that Grand Jury refused to indict.
  • You entered a guilty plea, but it was subject to a Judicial Diversion
  • You were convicted, but the conviction is one permitted to be expunged by Tennessee statute
  • You had a jury trial on your charges and that jury returned a not guilty verdict

How an Expungement can help you

Being arrested is an embarrassing experience. The effects can be long lasting and can impact your life in many ways: difficulty in finding a job, college financial aid restrictions, renting a house or apartment in some cases, just to name a few.

Fortunately, those who are eligible for an expungement can have their record cleansed of both the arrest record and the charges themselves. Once expunged, the charges and arrest can even be truthfully disclaimed when asked if they have been arrested when filling out job applications. Needless to say, having that embarrassing incident removed from your record can make a huge difference in getting financial aid, renting that house or apartment, even eliminate the anxiety of having friends or loved ones be able to see the details of your past legal transgressions.

Call Kelly Tanner today to schedule your consultation to see if you are eligible for expungement of your criminal charges.