A partner in a Knoxville law firm will discuss conviction expungement during a virtual talk sponsored by an Oak Ridge organization March 1.
The information about expungement will be presented by Wade V. Davies, managing partner at Ritchie, Davies, Johnson, and Stovall, a law firm specializing in criminal defense, a press release said.
The Lunch with the League presentation is scheduled from 12 to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 1. It is titled “Cleaning Up the Past: Expanded Opportunities to Expunge Convictions.” It is open to the public.
“The path to expungement of a criminal record in Tennessee is complicated and not standardized across the state,” the press release said. “Changes to Tennessee law starting in 2012 created a partial path to voting rights restoration by providing a mechanism for expungement of certain convictions, and (they) were expanded again in 2021. The importance of expungement cannot be understated—it allows a person to seek employment without a criminal record and vote, thereby regaining their place as a meaningful member of society.”[Read more…]