How Long do Felony or Misdemeanor Charges Last?
South Dakota uses a “pardon” to expunge criminal records. However, you must comply with some requirements first. You must wait two years after your conviction. You have to have completed your sentencing and have no pending or new charges. You must pay a $70 fee when applying for a pardon. Many felonies will remain on your record forever and some misdemeanors. A pardon is not guaranteed removal of your criminal history.