Overview Description

Records relating to convictions that resulted from being a victim of human trafficking can be expunged by the court after one year, so long as at least one conviction was for prostitution. Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-32-105. (Cannot link directly to statutes)

Ineligible Category or Citation

See Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-32-105(b)(6).

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the court where the most recent conviction occurred, with service on the district attorney general in each jurisdiction where a conviction occurred. For the specific procedure, see Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-32-105.

Fees

There is no state fee. $100 may be charged by the clerk for proceedings related to expungements. Tenn. Code Ann. § 8-21-401(d)(2).

Effect

Expungement restores the person, in the contemplation of the law, to the same status occupied before the arrest, indictment, information, trial, and conviction for the expunged offenses. Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-32-105(h)(i).

Waiting Periods

The petition can be filed one year after completion of the person's most recent sentence. Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-32-105(b)(1).

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