Welfare And Institutions Code 1772
California Juvenile Record Expungement Law
(a) Subject to subdivision (b), every person honorably discharged from control by the Youth Authority Board who has not,during the period of control by the authority, been placed by the authority in a state prison shall thereafter be released from all penalties and disabilities resulting from the offense or crime for which he or she was committed, and every person discharged may petition the court which committed him or her, and the court may upon that petition set aside the verdict of guilty and dismiss the accusation or information against the petitioner who shall thereafter be released from all penalties and disabilities resulting from the offense or crime for which he or she was committed, including, but not limited to, any disqualification for any employment or occupational license, or both, created by any other provision of law.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a):
(1) A person described by subdivision (a) shall not be eligible for appointment as a peace officer employed by any public agency if hi or her appointment would otherwise be prohibited by Section 1029 of the Government Code. However, that person may be appointed and employed as a peace officer by the Department of the Youth Authority if (A) at least five years have passed since his or her honorable discharge, and the person has had no misdemeanor or felony convictions except for traffic misdemeanors since he or she was honorably discharged by the Youth Authority Board, or (B) the person was employed as a peace officer by the Department of the Youth Authority on or before January 1, 1983. No person who is under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Youth Authority shall be admitted to an examination for a peace officer position with the department unless and until the person has been honorably discharged from the jurisdiction of the Youth Authority Board.
(2) A person described by subdivision (a) is subject to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 29800) and Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 29900) of Division 9 of Title 4 of Part 6 of t Penal Code.
(3) The conviction of a person described by subdivision (a) for an offense listed in subdivision (b) of Section 707 is admissible in a subsequent criminal, juvenile, or civil proceeding if otherwise admissible, if all the following are true: (A) The person was 16 years of age or older at the time he or she committed the offense. (B) The person was found unfit to be dealt with under the juvenile court law pursuant to Section 707 because he or she was alleged to have committed an offense listed in subdivision (b) of Section 707. (C) The person was tried as an adult and convicted of an offense listed in subdivision (b) of Section 707. (D) The person was committed to the Department of the Youth Authority for the offense referred to in subparagraph (C).
(4) The conviction of a person described by subdivision (a) may be used to enhance the punishment for a subsequent offense.
(5) The conviction of a person who is 18 years of age or older at the time he or she committed the offense s admissible in a subsequent civil, criminal, or juvenile proceeding, if otherwise admissible pursuant to law.
(c) Every person discharged from control by the Youth Authority Board shall be informed of the provisions of this section in writing at the time of discharge.
(d) "Honorably discharged" as used in this section means and includes every person whose discharge is based upon a good record on parole.
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