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Can a Bad Conduct Discharge be Expunged

1 Answers. Asked on May 18th, 2017 on Expungements - Tennessee
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A friend received a bad conduct discharge from a branch of service after serving his time for "stealing machinery". The machinery in question never left the building where it was housed, but because it was moved without permission he spent approx. 3 years in the Brig. Is there any way to get this expunged from his record so that when he applies for civilian jobs that hold government contracts this will not be punitive and prevent him from being considered for candidacy? The offense occurred over 10 years ago.
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Answered on May 18th, 2017 at 8:23 AM

You would need to consult with the JAG from the service from which he was discharged to get your answer.

If you would like to contact me personally by either phone or email, you may do so as follows: Patrick Johnson, Johnson, Scruggs & Barfield, 95 White Bridge Road, S. 508, Nashville, Tennessee, 37205, email: patrickjohnson@jsblaw.com; Cell: 615-646-9417; Office: 615-352-8326

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A criminal record can follow you for years, even decades, making it more difficult to get a job or obtain a professional license, qualify for certain security clearances and/or rent an apartment. If you've previously been arrested, charged with a crime or found guilty of a violation, misdemeanor or felony, you may, after a period of time, be able to have your record expunged, or purged. An expungements attorney can explain your state's requirements for expunging, modifying and/or sealing criminal records. If you qualify, your law firm or lawyer can guide you through the expungement process.
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