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Name: Placer County v. Superior Court
Case #: C047634
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 3 DCA
Opinion Date: 06/28/2005

Placer County Superior Court ordered that Stoner be allowed to inspect his probation file maintained by the Placer County Probation Department. The probation department sought extraordinary relief arguing that statutory discovery provisions are the exclusive means by which a probationer can obtain discovery in probation revocation proceedings. The appellate court denied relief. Even though statutory discovery procedures otherwise apply in probation revocation proceedings, Penal Code section 1203.10 gives the trial court the authority to allow a probationer to inspect nonconfidential portions of his probation file.