How Long do Felony or Misdemeanor Charges Last?
All crimes committed in Minnesota will stay on your record forever unless you petition the court to get them sealed. Minnesota’s expungement laws are involved, and it is difficult to qualify, but it is possible. Some felonies will remain on your record forever. You must wait either two or four years after a misdemeanor to apply and five years after a felony. You must also wholly finish your rehabilitation and sentencing (parole or probation) and any other terms set by the judge before applying. You cannot have any further convictions on your record when you ask for expungement.