How long does a felony stay on your record?
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How long does a felony stay on your record?

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A felony stays on a person's criminal record forever, according to Attorneys.com. A person can apply to have a felony conviction expunged from their record. If the court rules that the conviction is to be expunged, the felony record is sealed.

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The laws governing the expunging of felony records changes depending on state or jurisdiction. Some jurisdictions do not allow for expunging felony records. According to Ohio Expungement Law, in order for someone to be eligible to have a felony record expunged, the person must have only one felony conviction, no more than two misdemeanor convictions if the convictions are not the same type of offense or not more than one felony conviction and one misdemeanor conviction.

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