How Long Does a Felony Stay on Your Record?
Long-Term Effects of a Felony
Many clients ask me: How long does a felony stay on your record? The answer is forever unless you can get it expunged. However, many felonies are not even eligible for expungement, including first-degree felonies, violent felonies and felony DUIs. If you have been convicted of more than two felonies (each on separate criminal episodes) you are ineligible for expungement. This just shows the seriousness of a felony conviction.
If you have been convicted of a felony that is not excluded from eligibility, you still have to wait seven years before you can seek a certificate of eligibility for expungement by the Utah BCI. I can help you seek an expungement once you are eligible and offer a flat fee of $1,000. The benefits of a successful expungement are great as this can help with employment opportunities. Any potential employer could run a BCI background check on you and the results would come back clean. In addition, if directly asked if you have ever been convicted of a crime, you can answer “no.”
Contact me at Catherine Cleveland, P.C., for more information about expungements.
If you have been charged with a felony in Utah, as you can see the consequences are very serious. You have even more reason to seek my experienced criminal defense representation immediately. The sooner we can start working on your case the more likely you can have a successful outcome.