Overview Description

Public records relating to a case in which the person was found not guilty on all counts can be removed and destroyed immediately. Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-32-101(a)(1)(F). (Cannot link directly to statutes)

Ineligible Category or Citation

There are no ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The presiding judge asks the person acquitted whether they request that public records be removed and destroyed. If so, they judge orders removal and destruction. For the specific procedure, see Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-32-101(a)(1)(F).


There are no fees. Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-32-101(e).


Public records are removed and destroyed. Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-32-101(a)(1)(F).

Waiting Periods

There is no waiting period.

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