Earlier, Gibson's lawyer had requested the dismissal of conviction. Judge Lawrence J. Mira ruled that the actor was eligible to have the conviction expunged after completing the terms of his probation. He said, "He does not appear to be on any sort of probation or facing any similar charges. So I will grant the petition and sign the order." He added, "The charge is still valid for gun control purposes."
However, The sheriff's deputy had arrested Gibson in July 2006 following the misdemeanor drunken driving and making derogatory comments about Jews and women. He was sentenced to three years of probation, paid about $1,600 in fines and had to attend Alcoholics Anonymous and other meetings. The actor successfully completed the terms of his three-year probation.