Docket No. L.A. 30406.

17 Cal.3d 859 (1976)

553 P.2d 624

132 Cal. Rptr. 464

JOSEPH A. LODER, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. THE MUNICIPAL COURT FOR THE SAN DIEGO JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY et al., Defendants and Respondents; THE PEOPLE, Real Party in Interest and Respondent.

Supreme Court of California.

September 2, 1976.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case


Jean Leonard Harris for Plaintiff and Appellant.

Sheldon Portman, Public Defender (Santa Clara), Frank D. Berry, Jr., Deputy Public Defender, Joseph Remcho, Deborah Hinkel, Ellen Lake, Susan Sawyer, Amital Schwartz, Fred Okrand, Anthony G. Amsterdam, Daniel M. Luevano, Rosalyn M. Chapman, Philip L. Goar, Richard A. Paez, Kenneth Hecht, Judith Kurtz, Les A. Hausrath, Stefan Rosenzweig and Henry Hewitt as Amici Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Appellant.

John W. Witt, City Attorney, Stuart H. Swett, Chief Deputy City Attorney, Paul E. Robinson and Peter L. Dean, Deputy City Attorneys, for Defendants and Respondents and for Real Party in Interest and Respondent.

Evelle J. Younger, Attorney General, Jack R. Winkler, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Daniel J. Kremer, Assistant Attorney General, and Jeffrey A. Joseph, Deputy Attorney General, as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendants and Respondents and Real Party in Interest and Respondent.



Plaintiff appeals from a judgment denying a writ of mandate to compel erasure or return of the record of an arrest which did not result in conviction. As will appear, we conclude that he is not entitled to the relief sought and hence that the judgment should be affirmed.

The principal factual allegations of plaintiff's petition for writ of mandate are as follows...


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