Expungements: Clearing Your Criminal Record
A previous conviction can prevent you from living your life to the fullest. If you have been previously charged with or convicted of a crime in Nashville or anywhere else, your criminal record will show that.
When it comes time to apply for a job, rent an apartment, or do something else that requires a background check, your previous charges or convictions may show up.
What Is An Expungement?
An expungement involves clearing your public criminal record. If you obtain an expungement, records of your previous charge or conviction will not be viewable by the public.
Some common offenses that can be expunged — provided that all requirements are met — include:
- Drunk driving
- Drunk boating (BUI)
- Disorderly conduct
- Reckless driving
- Marijuana possession
- Minor in possession of alcohol
There are specific requirements that must be met in order to be eligible for an expungement. Not all offenses are expungeable — and if too much time has passed, you may not be eligible. You need a lawyer to get it right.
I am attorney Tommy Overton, and I urge you to contact the Law Offices of Thomas T. Overton to discuss your criminal record and to determine if you are eligible. If so, I can help you through the process.
Is An Expungement Right For You? Contact Me To Find Out.
An expungement can provide peace of mind when you have a criminal record. If you have questions about getting an expungement, or if you wish to schedule a free consultation at my law office in Nashville, Tennessee, please call 615-953-8796.