How Long do Felony or Misdemeanor Charges Last?
Except for some types of crimes both misdemeanor and felonies are eligible to be sealed after a waiting period. You must wait five years after a misdemeanor and have no additional convictions before applying to have your records sealed. For felonies, you must wait ten years. If you do not contact the courts to petition to have your records sealed then felonies and misdemeanors will both stay on your criminal record forever.