How Long do Felony or Misdemeanor Charges Last?
Both felonies and misdemeanors will stay on your Michigan criminal record forever if you do not apply to have them “set aside” or expunged. If you have only two minor misdemeanors or two misdemeanors and a felony, you can petition the court to expunge your records. Before you can apply, however, you have to wait at least five years from the time you completed your prison sentence, parole or sentencing. Some serious violent offenses are not eligible to be expunged and will stay on your record indefinitely.