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Name: People v. Espinoza
Case #: H021384
Opinion Date: 02/05/2002
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 6 DCA
Citation: 95 Cal.App.4th 1287

The trial court erred in excluding the testimony of the complaining minor’s foster mother regarding the minor’s credibility as prohibited by Welfare and Institutions Code section 827, which concerns only limited access to juvenile case files, and not personal observations of the witness. However, the error was not prejudicial.