How Long do Felony or Misdemeanor Charges Last?
Louisiana has more people in prison than any other state. Their expungement laws are quite stringent. They allow someone with non-violent misdemeanors or charges that did not result in a conviction to be expunged. However, felonies, which used to stay on your record forever, you can now apply after ten years to have them expunged. Violent and sex offenses cannot be expunged and will remain on your record forever. The cost of applying is $550 and will take at least 60 days.