Expungement Clinic coming to East Tennessee

Is your criminal record holding you back??

Knoxville Community Step Up is hosting an Expungement Clinic on October 28, 2017 at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center.

General Sessions Judge will be present to sign engagement orders for eligible persons. Space is limited, so please pre-register by calling the University of Tennessee Expungement Hotline at 865-974-6775.

In May 2017, Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a law that will make it easier for people convicted of mostly low-level offenses to get their criminal records wiped clean.  The law reduces the costs of expunging criminal record convictions from $350 to $180, making it more affordable. That figure does not include any court costs or clerk fees that may be involved.

In Tennessee, people whose charges were dismissed are eligible to have their records expunged for free.  However, only some convictions are eligible to be expunged.  If a person was convicted of a felony, then the person may be eligible for expungement if their charge appears on this list.  If a person was convicted of a misdemeanor, then the person may be eligible for expungement if their charge does not appear on this list.  Based on a new law enacted on May 5, 2017, some people with exactly two eligible convictions can now get both of their charges expunged as well.  Additional details on that new law are available here.  Click here to view or download the Expungement Flyer

Knox County General Sessions Court Judge Charles Cerny and Municipal Court Judge John R.  Rosson Jr. will be available at the clinic.

Where: Beck Cultural Exchange Center, 1927 Dandridge Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915

Registration: 9AM-10AM Clinic: 9AM-Noon

Day of Event Registration: 9AM-10AM.  If you have pre-applied, you must arrive at 9AM to register.  Registration is mandatory.  SPACE IS LIMITED, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.

The Expungement Clinic will be available in Bradley, McMinn, Monroe and Polk Counties in the first quarter of 2018.  Monroe County General Sessions Dwaine B. Thomas is coordinating with other judges in the 10th Judicial District to provide this service.

 

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