How Long do Felony or Misdemeanor Charges Last?
Pennsylvania’s laws dictate that any misdemeanor or felony charges stay on your record until you are 70 years old. At that time, if you have been crime-free for at least ten years, you can then apply for them to be expunged. This means if you commit a crime when you are young, that record will follow you most of your life. For summary convictions, you can apply after only five years to get the records expunged.