How Long do Felony or Misdemeanor Charges Last?
Chances are both felonies and misdemeanors will stay on your record for life. However, if you committed a non-violent felony or misdemeanor you can apply to have the governor’s office pardon you. You must wait three years though. If you were charged with a drug or alcohol offense, and complete your probation, you could apply to have the court reduce your felony to a misdemeanor. If you were charged with a crime but not convicted, you can apply to the state police to have the record expunged. However, Idaho’s expungement laws are very tough.