Can a felony record me cleared if its been 17 years since my release?

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Can a felony record me cleared if its been 17 years since my release?

In NC.

Asked on December 15, 2011 under Criminal Law, Tennessee

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Potentially your felony conviction can be expunged where if it happens, for all intents and purposes the conviction that you are writing about never happened. I suggest that if you are interested in getting your felony conviction possibly expunged that you consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney as to the process.

Not every petition to expunge a conviction is granted by the court. The court looks to see what the particular crime was for, the amount of time that has elapsed since the conviction to the request, the reasons for the request and what the person seeking the request has done in the interim. 


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