Cleaning up your criminal history is an important step. A criminal history can impede your ability to obtain housing, education and employment. There are several options that may help you clean up your criminal history, including expungement, filing a petition pursuant to Proposition 47 as well as filing a petition pursuant to Proposition 64.
Proposition 47 is also known as the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act. According to its drafters, Prop 47's twin goals are to ensure that prison spending is focused upon violent and serious offenses and divert the money used to house "non-serious, non-violent" criminals in prison into schools, mental health and drug treatment.