How Long do Felony or Misdemeanor Charges Last?
Certain crimes will remain on your record for the rest of your life. In other cases, you can apply to have both felonies and misdemeanors expunged if you qualify. First, you must complete your punishment and then follow any additional rules for expunging records. You must wait at least one year after completion of your sentence before requesting. Once your records have been expunged, you may be able to purchase firearms or vote and apply for government licensing.