I had/have a judgement for larceny from 2005 in NY. It has never been enforced and I'm not even quite sure if it is still active. How can I find out?
I'm not sure what you mean for a criminal judgment. A civil judgment in New York is good for 20 years. It automatically attaches to real property in the county for 10 years, which can be renewed for another 10 years. If it is a judgment arising out of a criminal case, like for fines or restitution, it would last the same time.
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If you were convicted of some form of larceny (either petit or grand) then you have a criminal conviction, not a judgment. A criminal conviction in NYS never "expires" and will show on your criminal history/rap sheet forever. If you meet certain conditions you may be able to have the conviction sealed, but it will never totally disappear.
If you're referring to the fines and surcharges and/or restitution you may have been required to pay as part of your sentence for the conviction but you have not satisfied all of those requirements and never re-appeared in court to address your noncompliance, you may want to contact the attorney who represented you to determine if there are any warrants out for you.
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