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.


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).


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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