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Nashville Expungement Lawyer

Understanding Tennessee Law & How It Can Help Protect Your Future

Expungement is the legal process of having a criminal conviction removed from your record. A criminal record can negatively affect your life in many ways, including excluding you from education and employment opportunities. At Ridings Law Group, P.C., our Nashville criminal defense attorney David Ridings understand the sometimes profound effects that a conviction can have on your future and works hard to guide clients through the expungement process, when eligible.

Do you have questions about expungement? Call (615) 412-0222 for a free consultation.

Expungement Law in Tennessee

It is important to understand that not all criminal convictions are eligible for expungement. Certain misdemeanors and most felonies are not eligible, and you must meet the criteria set by the state's law to be eligible to have your past conviction expunged.

Expungement may be possible in certain situations, including:

  • When charges were dismissed
  • After a diversion program was successfully completed
  • In most Class A misdemeanor or Class E felony convictions
  • When five years have passed since the conviction
  • When there is only one conviction on your record
  • After all court costs and probation fees have been satisfied

In 2017, new laws regarding expungement were implemented in Tennessee. Under the new law, people with two unrelated criminal convictions may be able to have the record expunged, if each offense is eligible for expungement, if both offenses are misdemeanors, and when there are no other convictions.

In addition, the rules regarding partial expungements have been expanded. This is when a person has been indicted on multiple counts, but one was dismissed. Under the new law amended in Public Chapter 358, dismissed charges may be removed from government-maintained electronic databases that could potentially make it harder for a convicted individual to obtain loans, housing, and jobs.

Getting Your Record Expunged

The first step in the process is to determine if you qualify for expungement. Our Nashville expungement lawyer at Ridings Law Group, P.C. can assess your situation and advise you of your legal options. Attorney David Ridings has years of experience, a deep understanding of the current laws, and works diligently to ensure that all the proper steps are followed and necessary paperwork is filed on your behalf.

Find out if expungement is possible for you. Call (615) 412-0222 for a free consultation.

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  • Not Guilty. Acquitted at Trial. Domestic Assault
  • Case Dismissed Felony Possession of Marijuana
  • Case Dismissed DUI
  • Not Guilty DUI Second Offense
  • Dismissed at Preliminary Hearing Identity Theft, Forgery
  • Reduced to Reckless Endangerment DUI
  • No Conviction Unlawful Photography
  • Case Dismissed DUI
  • Case Dismissed and Expunged DUI

Meet Our Attorney

Attorney David Ridings is an accomplished Nashville criminal defense attorney with more than three decades of legal experience under his belt. In addition to his extensive legal practice, Attorney Ridings spent 10 years serving as a police officer and worked with the Davidson County District Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor. Now, he uses this experience to aggressively defend his clients’ rights. Attorney Ridings understands the law, as well as common law enforcement mistakes and prosecution tactics. He can use this in-depth knowledge to help you navigate the legal process and fight for your rights, your future, and your freedom.

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