Expunging Identity Theft

I am a felon and would like to know if
Identity Theft can be expunged in the
state of Tennessee? If so, around what
is the price range and is there any
type of financial assistance that would
help me pay for getting the felony
expunged? I have a hard time getting a
job because of the felony, I really
would love to be able to get it
expunged so that I can get a job and be
able to provide for my daughters.
Thank you,
Crystal Williams

Asked on May 23, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Tennessee


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

It does not appear that you can expunge this conviction. Generally, identity theft is a class "D" felony. However, only the least or lowest category of felonies can be expunged (for example, see the following government webpage - https://www.tn.gov/assets/entities/tbi/attachments/Expungement-FAQ.pdf). Therefore, if your felony was, as is likely class D, you cannot expunge it. If it was class E, contact your local prosecutor's office for more information on the process.

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