How Long do Felony or Misdemeanor Charges Last?
Felony and misdemeanor charges will stay on your criminal record forever if you do not request expungement. For not guilty and dismissed charges, you must wait thirteen months before applying. For misdemeanors, the waiting period is three years, and for felonies, you have to wait five years. You also must comply with other regulations. Many violent or more serious crimes are not eligible for expungement and will remain forever.