My friend was arrested for domestic violence and was not formally charged. So there was no case.
He has hired a lawyer working on the petition for factual innocence (California Penal Code 851.8). They (he and his lawyer) have almost finished the first step (File a petition with the arresting agency and wait for 60 days.) and will quickly move the second step (file a petition with the court).
Here is one thing they are not sure and really need your professional advice:
Some lawyers told him that he (and his lawyer) could somehow get the full-length police-reports without the help of the victim after they file the petition with the court. But his current lawyer has no such experience. Could you tell me how to get the full-length police-reports without the help of the victim in such a situation? (the victim will not help him or the policeman).
Thanks a lot!!