February 28th , 2013 14:32 pm Leave a comment

Public defender to hold local expungement sessions


First Judicial Public Defender Jeff Kelly will hold three informational sessions in March in the region to help people better understand changes to the state expungement process enacted last summer.

Under the new law, people convicted of Class E felonies can petition a court to have their convictions wiped out and their voting and gun ownership rights restored.

Kelly will hold three sessions in March:

  • 5:30 p.m. on March 20 at the Story Telling Center, Jonesborough
  • 3:30 p.m. on March 22 in the main courtroom of the Johnson County Courthouse
  • 5:00 p.m. on March 25, in the criminal courtroom, Carter County Courthouse Annex

The information provided at the educational program is given for educational purposes only, as required by law.

The public defender can answer general questions about the law, but he cannot answer specific questions about court cases. There is no attorney-client relationship created between attendees and the public defender.

For more information or to arrange special needs accommodations, contact Carol O’dell at the Washington County Public Defender’s Office, 343-6845, or Starr Nave at the Carter County Public Defender’s Office, 547-6845.


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