how long does misdemeanors stay on record in the state of Ga?
The statute of limitations on a misdemeanor is 2 years. Stays on your record forever
Forever unless expunged or if convicted while a juvenile. Statute of limitations deals with the length of time the star has to prosecute after commission of the crime.
You seem to have been misinformed about what statute of limitations means. That deals with how long the state has to accuse you of a crime after it has been committed. For misdemeanors it is two years. After conviction, an offense doesn't ever come off your record.