How Long do Felony or Misdemeanor Charges Last?
If you were never convicted of a crime, you could request your records be expunged. If you were convicted, however, you could ask about sealing them but only after a certain amount of time (generally two, three or five years) after you have completed your sentence. Some crimes will stay on your record forever, and you must comply with specific guidelines when requesting to have your records sealed. Once you petition the court, you will get a decision within 60 days.