How Long Does a Felony Conviction Stay on Your Record?


Criminal convictions will stay on a person's record for life unless they are legally expunged. Getting convictions expunged involves proving that the conviction was made in error, so most people will have to work around convictions indefinitely.
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Convictions stay on the records for four to eleven years, depending on the offence committed. They stay for four years when the crime involves reckless driving, and for eleven years when the crime involves drinking of drugs and driving.
Convictions where a penalty of more than six months is imposed, child sex offences, and offences committed by companies permanently stay on record. Incase of convictions where the penalty is good behaviour bond, conviction will be wavered after the end of a good behaviour period. Lastly, convictions by the Children’s Court will remain on record for a period of three years.
In the UK a conviction stays on record for 5 years if it is a caution. Convictions for serious crimes such as murder, however, stay for life. After rehabilitation period one does not have to disclose their conviction.
In the United Kingdom, a conviction stays on your record for life. However, depending on the offences committed, the individual may be given some liberty in terms of disclosure of their conviction status. To check your conviction status, you may need to check with the police department.
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