Jul. 29, 2022 – People v. Hadim (Los Angeles County App. Div., 0CJ0030903)

PC 851.91 authorizes the sealing of a person’s arrest record and related court records where no conviction resulted and where charges may not be refiled. The appellate division holds that the statute is inapplicable to defendants who were never arrested in connection with the offenses but rather were sent a notice to appear. The court does not address whether a person who is temporarily detained and then cite-released by an officer has been “arrested” for purposes of the statute. The court finds no equal protection violation.

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