How Long do Felony or Misdemeanor Charges Last?
If you were arrested but not convicted, you have to wait 30 days before requesting your record be expunged. You must also be clear of any further charges, and you can’t have any pending convictions. You can ask that convictions be expunged but only after the waiting period (7 years for misdemeanors and 10 for felonies). There is also a long list of other requirements, and some severe misdemeanors and felonies can never be removed from your criminal record. Sex offenses will remain forever.