Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Nashville Criminal Defense Lawyer


A common question of many people faced with DUI or other related criminal charges is how long such a conviction will remain on the person's criminal record. The answer is, if convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI/DWI) or most any other criminal offense, the conviction will remain on your record forever. Only if a charge has been dismissed or a diversion program has been completed may it be expunged or erased from your record.

An expungement simply means that any public record of the charge brought against you can be erased. The law enforcement authorities will always have a private record of the charge, but even that record should show that the case was dismissed.


Jason Barnette and the skilled Nashville Criminal Defense Lawyers at Barnette Law Offices, LLC can assist you in having your record expunged by preparing the appropriate pleadings, obtaining the approval of the District Attorney and the Judge, and filing the pleading with the local court clerk's office. Depending upon the manner in which your case was dismissed, you may be responsible for court costs to have the pleadings filed with the clerk's office.

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Once an Order to have the records relating to your charge expunged is filed, it may take as long as 2 to 6 months to complete your expungement, depending on the circumstances of your case. If you are interested in having your criminal record expunged, you should contact the Nashville Criminal Defense Lawyers at Barnette Law Offices, LLC or 615-585-2245 as soon as possible so that they may begin this complicated and lengthy process.

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