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Name: In re David R.
Case #: A136798
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 1 DCA
Division: 5
Opinion Date: 09/10/2013

Arson registration requirement is stricken where juvenile offender was not committed to DJF. The minor was adjudicated a ward after the court determined that he committed arson. The court granted probation and ordered the minor to register pursuant to Penal Code section 457.1. On appeal, the minor challenged the registration requirement because he was not committed to, or paroled from DJF. The appellate court agreed and ordered the registration requirement stricken. The plain language of section 457.1 requires registration of juvenile wards only when they are discharged or paroled from the DJF after having been committed for arson or attempted arson. Because the minor was not “discharged or paroled” from the DJF, he was not required to register.