Re: How Long Does a Misdemeanor Stay on Your Criminal Record in New York State
New York doesn't expunge convictions. (New York law permits expungement of arrest records where the charge is resolved in favor of the arrested person.) You may qualify for a certificate of rehabilitation or relief from disabilities. You might want to talk to an attorney.
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