Robert Downey, Jr. Pardoned for His 90s Drug Arrest
Robert Downey, Jr. has been pardoned for his late 1996 crime when he was pulled over on a Los Angeles highway. Heroin, cocaine and a pistol were found in his vehicle.
The 50-year-old actor is one of 91 people to be pardoned on Thursday (December 24).
The pardon does not erase records that a conviction occurred, but rather, restores voting rights and shows the person in question has shown “exemplary behavior.”
Robert was pardoned by Governor Jerry Brown for his 1996 arrest. He spent a year in jail for his crimes.