PC 851.8 – Finding of Factual Innocence Compton Court – People v. J.R.


Client arrested for HS 11357(a) felony possession of concentrated cannibus. Los Angeles Sheriff deputies arrested our client despite finding him in possession of a valid physician's prescription. The district attorney's office ultimately declined to prosecute. However, the felony arrest record still remained. After the LASD ignored our petition to seal and destroy the arrest record, a sepearate petition was filed with the superior court to have the matter heard by a judge. After considering our argument, the judge ruled in our favor over the deputy district attorney's objections, finding our client factually innocent and ordering each agency involved to seal and destroy all record of our client's arrest and booking.

Topics:  Felonies, Marijuana, Medical Marijuana

Published In: Criminal Law Updates

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