Unfortunately there is an easy process if you were under 21. You are eligible for expungement in TN under the following categories:
1) A person who is exonerated by the governor under TCA § 40-27-109. Executive pardons are not eligible for expungement. See, State v. Blanchard, 100 S.W.3d 226 (Tenn.Crim.App. 2002).
2) A person who was dismissed and the proceedings against the person discharged under TCA § 40-35-313, except if such discharge and dismissal was for a sexual offense.
3) A person dismissed, or had no true bill returned by a grand jury
, or a verdict
of not guilty returned by a jury, or was arrested and released without being charged. TCA § 40-32-101.
4) A person whose bond has expired and no surety has been required to fulfill conditions of the bond. TCA § 40-32-101.
5) A defendant in the court which entered a nolle prosequi in the defendant's case. TCA § 40-32-101.
6) A first-time offender of other than a sexual offense when the offense that was committed prior to such person's twenty-first birthday and has since had no other convictions. TCA § 40-32-101.
7) A person who has complied with terms of a diversion agreement made pursuant to TCA §40-15-105.
Depending on the terms of your conviction, you may still be able to petition the court for expungement. You should ask a local criminal attorney
with expungement experience for a free consultation. He will be able to tell you very quickly by looking at the court record and disposition of your case whether you will qualify.