A felony is a more serious crime than a misdemeanor. Given the fact that felonies are often the most severe of crimes such as kidnapping, arson, armed robbery, and rape, all felonies remain on an individual’s record for an indefinite period. The only way that a person can have a felony removed from his record is by getting it expunged.
Given the seriousness of crimes and the impact that they can have on a person’s life, the process of getting a felony on an individual’s record is quite extensive and lengthy. This process includes arraignments, motion hearings, conferences, and a final trial to discuss the fate of the individual. Continue reading How Long Does a Felony Stay on Your Record?