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How Long Does A Criminal Record Stay On File?

A criminal conviction stays on file forever. After a certain amount of time, many offences are considered to be spent and you may not have to tell an employer unless it is a notifiable occupation, for example a doctor.
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How long does your criminal record stay with you in England?
It stays with you for life. That being said the convictions are usually considered "spent" after 6 years so you do not need to declare them on job applications except in certain jobs which are exempt from the rehabilitation of offenders act.  wiki.answers.com
How Long Does Chapter 13 Stay on Record?
According to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, a credit bureau has the right to list a bankruptcy on a consumer's credit report for up to 10 years. This is longer than other negative information, such as lawsuits or judgments against you, which can  www.ehow.com
How long will a criminal record stay in your file for ?
Forever and ever and ever. Your criminal record is even available for view after you die. It is public record also. Meaning anyone may look it up at any time. Each state has at least one free online site to find this information.  answers.yahoo.com
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