How Long do Felony or Misdemeanor Charges Last?
Misdemeanors will stay on your record for the entire sentence (usually one year or less) and during probation (of up to three years). Felonies vary, and penalties can be one year or more up to a life sentence in prison. Some offenses will never be removed from your record. Regarding employment and background checks, repositories are supposed to remove anything that is older than seven years. So if you apply for a job, and your felony charge was ten years ago, you can claim to have none, and it should not show up.