I was charged with theft and receiving stolen property in 2006 and I'm trying desperately to get these charges expunged as I have been denied numerous jobs and even denied acceptance to college. I just found out I need a Governors Pardon which takes a minimum of 3 years!!! Is there ANYTHING I can do to get this done quicker? Why is it so hard and so long to get it expunged? There is no statute of limitations on misdemeanor changes being on your record is there?