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How long does a theft misdemeanor remain on your record?

I got charged with misdemeanor theft two years ago for a real stupid decision that I made and I am wondering how long it'll stay on my record.

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    John J. Carney | The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq.
    401 East 34th Street
    New York, NY 10016
    (917) 696-2363
    The case should have been dismissed or reduced to a violation which would be sealed unless you waived that. You would not have a criminal record for any first offense Petty Larceny unless you plead guilty to a crime. In any big city the prosecutor would offer an ACD dismissal. Get a Certificate of Disposition from the clerk or pay for a background check to see if you have a criminal record.
    Answer Applies to: New York - Replied: 3/9/2013
    Douglas Smith | Douglas J. Smith, Attorney
    104 E Eufaula St., #A
    Norman, OK 73069
    (405) 360-2660
    You case may be eligible for an Expungement.
    Answer Applies to: Oklahoma - Replied: 1/20/2013
    Cynthia Henley | Cynthia Henley, Lawyer
    7626 E. Jordan Cove
    Houston, TX 77055-5053
    (713) 222-1220
    The rest of your life.
    Answer Applies to: Texas - Replied: 1/19/2013
    Lawrence Lewis, PC | Lawrence Lewis
    242 Culver Street, Suite103
    Lawrenceville, GA 30045
    (678) 407-9300
    Answer Applies to: Georgia - Replied: 1/18/2013
    Victor Rivera | Rivera Legal Group, PLLC
    1011 Surrey Lane
    Flower Mound, TX 75022
    (214) 646-3236
    The theft will remain on your record indefinitely until you hire an attorney to help you expunge it. If this is your only criminal charge, there is a chance of having it removed from your criminal record.
    Answer Applies to: Texas - Replied: 1/17/2013
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