How Long do Felony or Misdemeanor Charges Last?
The waiting period that felonies and misdemeanors will stay on your record is five years. During that time you must not have incurred any additional convictions, and you have to complete any rehabilitation or punishment served from the court. Once that is done, you can appeal to have your records expunged. Some serious violent offenses and many felony charges will stay on your record forever and are not eligible to be expunged. You also must comply with some other stipulations when applying for your records to be sealed or expunged from the system.