California Penal Code Section 849.5

CA Penal Code § 849.5 (2017)  

In any case in which a person is arrested and released and no accusatory pleading is filed charging him with an offense, any record of arrest of the person shall include a record of release. Thereafter, the arrest shall not be deemed an arrest, but a detention only.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 1117.)

Last modified: October 25, 2018