California Penal Code Section 841.5
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841.5. (a) Except as otherwise required by Chapter 10 (commencing
with Section 1054) of Title 7, or by the United States Constitution
or the California Constitution, no law enforcement officer or
employee of a law enforcement agency shall disclose to any arrested
person, or to any person who may be a defendant in a criminal action,
the address or telephone number of any person who is a victim or
witness in the alleged offense.
(b) Nothing in this section shall impair or interfere with the
right of a defendant to obtain information necessary for the
preparation of his or her defense through the discovery process.
(c) Nothing in this section shall impair or interfere with the
right of an attorney to obtain the address or telephone number of any
person who is a victim of, or a witness to, an alleged offense where
a client of that attorney has been arrested for, or may be a
defendant in, a criminal action related to the alleged offense.
(d) Nothing in this section shall preclude a law enforcement
agency from releasing the entire contents of an accident report as
required by Section 20012 of the Vehicle Code.
Last modified: February 22, 2013