How Long do Felony or Misdemeanor Charges Last?
Felonies will stay on your criminal record indefinitely if you don’t request that they be sealed. You can do so after five years, and you have completed the terms of your punishment. With misdemeanors, you can ask that they be sealed immediately after you have completed your deferred adjudication. Not all felonies are eligible to be sealed. For things like violent sex offenses, they will remain on your record forever. There is a list of the crimes that will never be removed from your file.