A criminal conviction such as a misdemeanor stays on your record forever in New York State. NY does not expunge convictions.
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I agree with the first answer offered, your conviction for a Misdemeanor stays on your record forever in NY. However, you can make a Motion to expunge that record after a period of time has elapsed and it is discretionary with the judge as to whether your conviction can be expunged and/or sealed. Speak to a local attorney about it.
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Aside from certain drug cases - there is no expungement provisions in New York. If you are uncertain what your criminal record shows or if you have one, you can certainly find out for a fee of $60.75
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