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Statement on Alleged Shooting at Sal Castro Middle School

Posted by Fay Arfa | Feb 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

California state law dictates that information about juvenile court proceedings and records are confidential and shall not be made public because the rehabilitation and protection of minors outweighs the public's right to know.

However, California Welfare and Institutions Code sections 676 (a) and 707 (b) provide limited exceptions for juveniles charged with specific serious or violent felonies. If the offense is not listed as exempt under the law, some details about the juvenile case must remain confidential.

Prosecutors have filed one felony count each of minor in possession of a firearm and weapon on a school grounds in connection with the shooting incident on Feb. 1 at Sal Castro Middle School in Los Angeles. The juvenile is expected to be arraigned on Monday.

Because the alleged offenses do not fall under California Welfare and Institutions Code sections 676 (a) and 707 (b), we are unable to provide any further information on this case.

Los Angeles District Attorney / February 2, 2018

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Fay Arfa has the distinction of being Certified as a Specialist in two separate areas of law – Criminal Law as well as Appellate Law – by the California State Bar, Board of Specialization. The National Board of Trial Advocacy has also awarded her a board Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy. ...


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