expunging reckless driving in Tennessee

Expunging Reckless Driving in Tennessee

Everyone has made mistakes. A lot of people charged with DUI’s got them reduced (good!) but the result was a Reckless Driving conviction (bad!).

Are you one of the thousands of people who have had to suffer the humiliation of a Reckless Driving conviction in Tennessee?

If so, no more!

Tennessee law has made it possible to expunge your Reckless Driving conviction.

Now, what does this mean, exactly?

That means your conviction goes away. It’s as if it never happened. It will not show in background checks. You’ll never have to list as on a job or school application. It’s no more. It’s completely gone. This is what expungement does. And we are the ones who can get you that expungement.

We can file the petition in court to make this happen. In fact, we can start almost immediately. All you have to do is contact us.

Call us today at (615) 747-7467 or use the form below.

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How to Get Your Gun Rights Restored in Tennessee

One consequence of a felony conviction or a conviction of domestic violence is the loss of your gun rights. Because of one mistake in your past the Second Amendment no longer guarantees your right to own a firearm.

Especially in the South gun rights are not just a right preserved in the United States and Tennessee Constitutions, they are a key part of our culture. Currently law abiding citizens don’t have to be shut out of that central part of our Southern tradition.

Getting Gun Rights Restored in Tennessee

People often ask “How do I get my gun rights restored in Tennessee?” There area few legal ways to get your run rights restored.

In Tennessee, there are three options. One is the restoration of citizenship through the courts in Tennessee. Gun rights restoration can also happen by getting a pardon from the governor. And the third is expungement of the offending conviction.

Which one is best to pursue depends on each individual situation.

Not everyone is eligible for expungement or the restoration of citizenship. Everyone can eventually be eligible for a pardon. What is best for your particular situation is something we are free to discuss. As in, the consultation is free.

In short, something can be done, and if you’ve been living with this constitutional disability for years now is the time to take action.

Contact us today. We can get started immediately getting your gun rights restored in Tennessee.

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restoring gun rights in Tennessee

Restoring your Constitutional Civil Rights

One of the most difficult things to deal with after a felony conviction is the way it affects your life. Whether it’s your employment, personal relationships, or your God given Constitutional rights, some part of your life feels lost. You’re different. Changed. Your past does not define you.

There is hope. All is not lost.

Tennessee has a process to restore your rights after you’ve served your time.

If your conviction was either nonviolent or not related to drugs, we can help. We specialize in helping individuals with a felony conviction in their past get all their rights back.

You read that right. ALL your rights. That includes your right to own and possess a firearm.

Basically, if a certain amount of time has passed since you completed your probation or parole you are eligible for this process. It requires filing a petition in circuit court and showing  

satisfactory proof that ever since the judgment of disqualification, the petitioner has sustained the character of a person of honesty, respectability and veracity, and is generally esteemed as such by the petitioner’s neighbors.

Now is the time to stop living with your past. We can help. Contact us today!

Call (615) 747-7467 or use the form below.

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DUI 3rd Offense in Tennessee 

Tennessee has greatly increased the punishments and penalties for multiple DUI offenses. A third DUI in a ten year period carries with it certain enhancements.

These enhancements can sometimes be avoided. It depends on the uniqueness of each individual situation. No one case is like another.

What happens if you have a 3rd DUI in Tennessee?

Here are the punishments for a 3rd DUI in Tennessee

  • 120 days to 11 months, 29 days in jail
  • $1,100 to $10,000 mandatory fines
  • License revocation for 6 years/Restricted license available
  • Subject to vehicle seizure/forfeiture
  • Alcohol and drug treatment program
  • Ignition Interlock Device installed at your expense
  • If two (2) convictions of DUI in 5 years, Ignition Interlock Device required for 6 months after reinstatement at your expense

The jail time increases from 45 days for a 2nd DUI to 120 days for a 3rd DUI. You can lose your vehicle and your license.

The attorneys at Moore Love have experience with DUIs throughout Tennessee. If you or someone you know have been arrested and charged with a 3rd DUI in Tennessee it is important to have our representation by your side.

Contact us today.

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Expunging Your Record in Tennessee

Tennessee has expanded the rules around expunging past criminal records. For many years individuals convicted of any crime were stuck with that permanent mark on their record. Potential employers, colleges, and the general public were able to freely see that information.

This is no longer the case.

Now, several formerly permanent criminal convictions can now become permanently invisible.

 Click here for a list of common Tennessee misdemeanors and their corresponding expungement eligibility.

With the opportunity to clear one’s past doors previously closed now open. The goals of a better job, a better education and, ultimately, a better life are now in reach.

There is no reason to delay. The process can take several months to complete. To ensure it is done expeditiously and correctly requires legal counsel. This is where Moore Love come in.

Here are the requirements under current Tennessee expungement law.

Tennessee Expungement Law Eligibility

You have 1 or 2 criminal convictions.

If you have no more than two criminal convictions from two separate incidents you are eligible to consider expungement (two or more crimes from the same incident count as ONE!).

You Must Wait 5 Years to File

A request to erase and expunge you Tennessee criminal history can be filed 5 years after the completion of your sentence. Completion of your sentence means

  • All court costs and fines must be paid
  • Your probation has been completed and discharged (not sure? contact us and ask!)
  • All time served must be completed

Your Tennessee Criminal Conviction is Eligible to Be Expunged

All misdemeanor crimes are eligible with a few specific exceptions.

A list Tennessee Felony Offenses that can be expunged from your public record can be found here.

Contact Moore Love today to start your expungement journey

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Tennessee Felonies Eligible for Expungement

  • Accessory after the fact;
  • Aggravated criminal littering (2nd and 3rd offenses involving certain weight or volume);
  • Burglary of an automobile;
  • Communication theft ($501-$999 punishable by fine only);
  • Counterfeit controlled substance; and
  • Criminal simulation (up to $1,000);
  • Custodial interference where person not voluntarily returned by defendant;
  • Destruction of valuable papers ($501-$999);
  • Destruction or concealment of will;
  • Evading arrest in motor vehicle where no risk to bystanders;
  • Failure to appear (felony);
  • Forgery (up to $1,000);
  • Fraud in insolvency;
  • Fraudulent or false insurance claim ($501-$999);
  • Fraudulent qualifying for set aside programs ($501-$999);
  • Fraudulent transfer of motor vehicle with value of less than $20,000;
  • Fraudulent use of credit card or debit card ($501-$999);
  • Gifts of adulterated candy or food;
  • Hindering secured creditors;
  • Home improvement fraud ($501-$999);
  • Impersonation of licensed professional;
  • Knowing dissemination of illegally recorded cellular communication;
  • Manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of not less than 1/2 ounce and not more than 10 pounds of Schedule VI drug marijuana (fine not greater than $1,000);
  • Manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of Schedule V drug (fine not greater than $5,000);
  • Manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of Schedule VII drug (fine not greater than $1,000)
  • Sale of recorded live performances without consent ($501-$999);
  • Selling glue for unlawful purpose;
  • Simple or casual exchange (3rd offense);
  • Taking telecommunication device into penal institution;
  • Theft ($501-$999);
  • Theft of trade secrets ($501-$999);
  • Unauthorized solicitation for police, judicial or safety associations;
  • Unlawful drug paraphernalia uses and activities
  • Unsolicited bulk electronic mail ($501-$999);
  • Utility service interruption or property damage;
  • Vandalism ($501-$999);
  • Violation of Tennessee Personal and Commercial Computer Act ($501-$999);
  • Worthless checks ($501-$999);

Contact us to discuss expunging your Tennessee conviction today

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2nd Offense DUI Punishment in Tennessee

A 1st offense DUI is serious enough. A 2nd offense DUI in Tennessee is even more of a potential problem.

The punishment for a second offense DUI in Tennessee is as follows

  • 45 days to 11 months, 29 days in jail
  • $600-$3,500 mandatory fine
  • License revocation for 2 years/Restricted License available
  • Subject to vehicle seizure/forfeiture
  • You will be ordered to attend an alcohol and drug treatment program
  • Ignition Interlock Device installed at your expense
  • If two (2) convictions of DUI in 5 years, Ignition Interlock Device required for 6 months after reinstatement at your expense
  • Pay restitution to any person suffering personal injury or loss

The thing that sticks out the most is 45 days in jail. That is the minimum.

If you have been charged with a second DUI in Tennessee you need representation. Just being charged doesn’t mean you will be found guilty and it doesn’t mean the worst of the worst will happen. The key to avoiding the punishments above is an effective attorney by your side.

Moore Love has experience representing people in Tennessee who have been charged with a 2nd DUI. Our expertise will work for you.

Do not hesitate. Contact us today

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1st Offense Tennessee DUI

The punishment for a 1st offense DUI in Tennessee can be severe. According to Tennessee Law the following punishments are required

A Minimum .08 (BAC) [T.C.A. 55-10-401] [T.C.A. 55-10-403]

  • 48 hours up to 11 months, 29 days for offenders in violation of 55-10-401
  • .20 BAC or greater minimum jail time 7 consecutive days
  • License revocation for 1 year – Restricted License available
  • You will be ordered to participate in an alcohol and drug treatment program
  • Pay restitution to any person suffering physical injury or personal loss
  • $350-$1,500 fine
  • With towing, bail, attorney, high risk insurance, court costs, school, and reinstatement fees, your first offense average costs could add up to $4,900
  • Ignition Interlock Device installed at your expense. Minimum first year costs could exceed $1,000.00
  • If two (2) convictions of DUI in 5 years, Ignition Interlock Device required for 6 months after reinstatement at your expense
  • Drug and Alcohol Treatment may be required at the judge’s discretion

If you or someone you know has been charged with a 1st offense DUI you need representation. This is where Moore Love come in. Contact us today and let’s discuss your case and options. Sometimes the police don’t do things right. Other times there are things that mitigate the situation. We can analyze your case. If a reduction or dismissal is possible we will represent you and get that best result. Contact us today

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