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I have a conviction for Reckless Driving pled down from DUI 20 years ago. I realized drink

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I have a conviction for Reckless Driving pled down from DUI 20 years ago. I realized drinking wasn't for me and gave it up and have since served as a Paramedic and Lieutenant with Nashville Office of Emergency Management, (17 years). I have received several commendations including one from the agency that gave me the charge. Is there any way to expunge this conviction? I have relocated from Nashville to Franklin Tennessee and would like to clear the record if possible.
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Thank you for the information and your question. Yes, your reckless driving conviction can be expunged. You can read more about the process by going to: http://ccc.nashville.gov/portal/page/portal/ccc/weeklyExpungementsMain/

If you need assistance with the process, then you can contact a local criminal defense attorney who handles post-conviction issues, and they can assist you.

Please let me know if you need any clarification. I would be glad to assist you further if I can.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Just a quick follow up. On the site it states,


"Only certain crimes are eligible for expunction; they must be non-violent, non-DUI and non-sexual crimes. Crimes eligible are most misdemeanors and some Class E felonies, including forgery, theft, vandalism, and fraudulent or false insurance claim, among others."


 


Does it matter that the Reckless conviction resulted from a DUI charge?


 


Thank you!

If you go further and click on the non-eligible crimes you will see that reckless driving is not listed. Therefore, although the original charge was a DUI, the actual conviction was for Reckless Driving and that is the "conviction" you are asking to be expunged. So, it should not matter what the original charge was.
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