Misty D. Parks Attorney at Law            
P.O. Box 1720 Spring Hill, TN 37174   Initial Consultation Free (615) 255~9155
                        

EXPUNGEMENTSS

Lawyer Skilled in Expunging Criminal Records in Columbia, Tennessee & Franklin, Tennessee, as well as, surrounding Middle Tennessee Area.

Getting a Criminal Charge Removed from your Criminal Record:

   
In certain circumstances an individual may be entitled to have an arrest, citation, or conviction legally removed from their criminal record with the State of Tennessee. Tennessee Code Annotated §40-32-101If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Tennessee and ultimately the charge was dismissed, retired, nolle prosequi or you entered a conditional guilty plea pursuant to T.C.A. §40-35-313 or Pre-Trial Diversion.  There are certain steps that need to be taken and documentation submitted to the Court in which you are charged to have a criminal offense removed from your record.  A reputable and effective attorney will as a matter of course in criminal representation see the case through to the end of representation, such as having a successfully defended charge erased from your criminal record.  A charge that was ultimately defeated can have serious consequences, despite the successful outcome, if a potential employer or a Court in the future can see the details of the arrest and charge in a routine background check.  Misty D. Parks is experienced in having criminal matters expunged throughout Middle Tennessee and will automatically have a successfully defended criminal charge expunged from your criminal record as part of her representation.  Additionally, Ms. Parks has often been retained to help someone clean up their prior criminal record by having older charges that are eligible to be expunged removed from an individuals criminal record.

Conditional Guilty Plea - "Expungable Probation"
   
In a certain limited circumstance even if you entered a plea of guilty to a crime, you will be able to have it expunged or removed from your criminal record if the plea was under Tennessee Code Annotated §40-35-313.  This statute provides that as long as you do not have a prior criminal conviction of a Class A Misdemeanor or a Felony, then you can enter a conditional plea of guilty to a criminal charge and be placed on a special form of probation.  Upon your successful completion of that probationary period and the payment of the expungement fee to the appropriate court clerk, the conviction will be removed from your criminal record as if it never happened. An experienced and knowledgeable attorney will be able to identify your eligibility for diversion pursuant to the Tennessee Code and protect your criminal record so that lasting damage as the consequence of an arrest is avoided.

New Change in the Expungement Law Effective July 1, 2012
     Pursuant to a new law passed in Tennessee, even if you have pled guilty to an offense you may be eligible to have it expunged from your criminal record.  This does not apply to domestic assault convictions or Driving Under the Influence convictions.  To read the new law click here.  To speak with Misty D. Parks to determine if you may have a conviction erased from your criminal record call (615) 255-9155.

Visit the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation website to purchase your criminal record in the state of Tennessee.


Serving clients in Fairview, TN; Mt. Pleasant, TN; Franklin, TN; Williamson County, TN;  Columbia, TN; Maury County, TN; Spring Hill, TN;  Nashville, TN; Davidson County, TN; Hickman County, TN; Centerville, TN; Ashland City, TN; Clarksville, TN; Giles County, TN; Pulaski, TN; Gallatin, TN; Murfreesboro, TN; Rutherford County, TN;  Lewisburg, TN;  Marshall County, TN; Cheatham County, TN; Marshall County, TN; Lewisburg, TN;   and surrounding Middle Tennessee area

By Misty D. Parks