How Long do Felony or Misdemeanor Charges Last?
For some minor misdemeanor offenses, you have to wait 60 days before you can request that your records be sealed. However, if you have committed a serious or more violent offense, you have to wait five years, after you have satisfied the requirements of your sentencing, before you can request expungement. The same goes for felony crimes. Other crimes may stay on your record forever. If you are a first offender or never were charged, you are immediately eligible to get your record sealed.