How Long do Felony or Misdemeanor Charges Last?
Maine only allows Class E crimes to be expunged and only for people aged 18-21 at the time of the crime. When you apply for expungement, you still must wait four years and then comply with a list of requirements. You cannot have incurred any additional charges or have any pending when you petition for expungement. All other convictions and arrests will stay on your criminal record forever. However, Maine considers some criminal information to be “confidential” like arrests, bail, bond, plea bargains and such. So these may not show up in criminal records.