Criminal record clean up may have a new tool available soon. New legislation pending in Sacramento will help drug offenders clean up their records and allow them to reduce felony drug charges to misdemeanors. Some possession for personal use of drugs like heroin and cocaine have been non-reducible felony drug charges. This meant they could never be reduced to a misdemeanor if you were convicted. You could expunge them, but that does not do away with all the issues of a felony conviction, it is like a good behavior dismissal if you successfully completed probation. You could not possess a firearm, and still had the stigma of a felony record. If passed, record clean up for drugs like heroin and cocaine could include reduction to misdemeanors.