How Long do Felony or Misdemeanor Charges Last?
Both felony and misdemeanor convictions will stay on your record forever unless you request to have them sealed. The process for petitioning the court is quite simple, but you have to qualify first. For charges where you were found not guilty or never charged, you can get them sealed easily. You must wait ten years after felonies or misdemeanors to petition the court to seal those records. You must also pay a $224 fee when requesting sealing of your files. Other charges may also apply.