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How long does a misdemeanor stay on your record in South C

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How long does a misdemeanor stay on your record in South Carolina?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  CrimDefense replied 5 years ago.
What was it for?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Simple possession of marijuana
Expert:  CrimDefense replied 5 years ago.

It is always going to stay on your record forever. It is not something that would just drop off after a period of time. If you are a first time offender and the case is still open, you can inquire about entering into a pre-trial diversion program to get the case dismissed.

Pursuant to South Carolina Code of Laws § 44-53-450(b), any
person who has been sentenced to a "Conditional Discharge" for their first
offense of simple possession of marijuana, may, upon completion of the
sentencing requirements, apply to the court for an order to expunge from all
official records all information relating to his arrest, indictment, trial,
finding of guilty, and dismissal and discharge pursuant to this section. No
person as to whom such order has been entered shall be held thereafter under any
provision of any law to be guilty of perjury or otherwise giving a false
statement by reason of his failures to recite or acknowledge such arrest, or
indictment or information, or trial in response to any inquiry made of him for
any purpose

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