Expunging a case removes the existence of it from your criminal history. Only certain cases can be expunged, and primarily those which fall into two categories.
- Cases which were dismissed (or nolle’ prosequi, latin meaning ‘not prosecuted’)
- Cases which resulted in the successful completion of either pre-trial or judicial diversion, and were ultimately dismissed
The type of cases which can be expunged in Tennessee are limited and once a disposition is entered in a case, it generally cannot be ‘undone’. For that reason it is critical that your case is properly resolved from the beginning. Failing to properly handle a case can result in a permanent conviction which may have been otherwise eligible to have expunged.
Feel free to contact our Tennessee Criminal attorneys to discuss representation for your case.