Cal.4th: Retroactive conversion of felony MJ conviction to civil infraction didn’t require lawfully collected DNA be purged from database

California’s retroactive conversion of personal use felony marijuana convictions to civil infractions does not warrant removal of defendant’s DNA from the system. People v. Laird, 2018 Cal. App. LEXIS 841 (4th Dist. Aug. 30, 2018), ordered published Sep. 21, 2018.

Defendant didn’t have standing in a house under construction. The record was unclear who owned it, and it might have been his grandmother, but the condition of the house was such that nobody was living there at the time. On the merits, the search was with exigent circumstances of a burglary in progress. United States v. Womack, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 161537 (E.D. Pa. Sep. 19, 2018).*

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