He finally speaks!
Since then, there's been a lot of speculation as to why he's trying to get it pardoned, and why he thinks it should be pardoned now!
In his application to the parole board, he writes that he has "used the public spotlight to speak openly about the mistakes [he] made as a teenager so that others do not make those same mistakes."
That being said, it's easy to see why a lot of people are saying he's using his position as a celeb to wipe his record clean.
But during the New York premiere of The Gambler on Wednesday, the actor claimed that's not the case at all!