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People v. C.B., 237801

Held that juvenile offenders were not entitled to have their DNA samples removed from the California Department of Justice's databank. Two juveniles who were declared wards of the court based on felonious conduct urged that their DNA samples and profiles must be erased from the databank, because their offenses were now classified as merely misdemeanors by virtue of Proposition 47, passed in 2014. Rejecting their argument, the California Supreme Court held that Proposition 47 did not authorize the databank expungement they sought, and that equal protection did not compel it.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/08/30


  • Corrigan


  • Supreme Court of California


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