How Long do Felony or Misdemeanor Charges Last?
Before 2013, felonies and misdemeanors would stay on your criminal record for life in Indiana. However, they enacted a new law called the “Second Chance Law” that now makes many felonies and misdemeanors eligible for expungement. If you were arrested but not convicted, you only have to wait one year to apply for expungement. With misdemeanors, you must wait five years and with felonies, eight years before you can ask to have the records expunged. You must also complete your rehabilitation and probation first.