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Name: People v. Espinoza
Case #: H021384
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 6 DCA
Opinion Date: 02/05/2002
Subsequent History: Rev. denied 5/15/02.

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.