Tuesday, July 03, 2012

How Certain Crimes Can Be Expunged From Public Records
The new law that went into affect July first in Tennessee will allow some state residents convicted of certain crimes to have them expunged from public records. Only certain crimes are eligible under the new law. The crimes must be non-violent, non-DUI and non-sexual and they must be misdemeanors or Class E felonies committed in Tennessee after November first of 1989. Forgery, theft and vandalism would be forgotten if the crimes were less than 1-thousand dollars. The person applying to have their record expunged must also have no convictions other than the one theyíre trying to wipe from their record. The person must have completed all the terms of their sentencing, paid all fines and remained free of alcohol or substance abuse for at least one year. At least five years must have elapsed from the completion of the personís sentence. All rules will be posted on the Sullivan County District Attorney Generalís website. (bg)

Friday, October 31, 2014

  • Man Killed by Train in Johnson City Identified
  • Man Found Shot to Death in Home in Greene County
  • Bridge in Kingsport to Carry The Name of Decorated Vietnam Soldier
  • Boone Lake Reservoir Going Down Five Weeks Early for Sinkhole, Seepage Investigation
  • Johnson City Man Charged in Restaurant Burglary
  • Federal Funding Problems Delay Northeast Tennessee Road Projects
  • Meth-Making Charges Filed Against Damascus Man
  • VDOT Gets More Funding, More Equipment for 2014-15 Snow Removal



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