Criminal Record

Below you will find links to resources that provide information about expungements. You can also find links to forms to help you get an expungement without a lawyer, if you're eligible. 

Legal Information and Forms:

Expungement Checklist

Many people with a Tennessee criminal record may be able to have their public criminal record erased.  Find information and forms that can help by clicking on the link above to visit the District Attorney General's website.  

Motion for Expungement of Juvenile Offender Records

You can use this form to request that your juvenile offender records be expunged.

Petition for a Certificate of Employability

This form can be used to file a petition for a certificate of employability from the state of Tennessee.

 

Legal Advice:

TN Free Legal Answers

If you are in Tennessee, the website, Free Legal Answers,  allows you to ask a lawyer for help with a legal issue at no cost.  It is fast and easy, and all you need is a computer. This is a FREE service for people who cannot afford a lawyer. 

How it works: 

  • You will answer a few questions to see if you qualify for their service. If you qualify, you will have the option to create an account.
  • If you are eligible, you can ask their volunteer attorneys a non-criminal legal question.
  • Once your question receives a response, you will get an email. You will need to sign into the website to read your response and ask any additional questions.

Visit https://tn.freelegalanswers.org/ to sign up.

Find Representation:

Statewide Directory

The Statewide Directory provides information regarding Legal Aid Attorneys and other agencies by county in Tennessee.

Still need assistance? Please speak to a librarian at your local library. They may have additional resources to assist you.

 

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