Potentially thousands of Tennesseans who paid their debt for low-level crimes are getting help with expunging their records, according to WKRN.com.
A bill passed this legislative session reduces the felony expunging fee from $350 to $180.
The reduced fee is not for just any past felon. The crime has to be non-violent, such as shoplifting or a drug arrest.
Those eligible for the lower expunging fee need to have made restitution and served time for a crime at least five years in the past.
Before the bill passed, Tennessee had the third highest fee in the country for expunging records. With that fee cut in half, potentially thousands of Tennesseans will get a little break after paying their debt to society.