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Name: People v. One Ruger .22 Caliber Pistol
Case #: B136093
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 2 DCA
Division: 6
Opinion Date: 10/24/2000
Subsequent History: Petn. rehg. den. 11/14/00; Petn. rev. den. 1/10/01

The testimony of the firearm owner’s psychotherapist at a weapons forfeiture hearing did not violate the psychotherapist privilege. The testimony was necessary to avert dangers to others (citing Tarasoff v. Board of Regents of the University of California (1976) 17 Cal.3d 425, 441).