Re: Dismissed or Not
I actually caught myself sitting here with my jaw hanging in awe....
As you requested, here is my input!
The answers to your questions are "NO" and "NO".
1) You never officially entered a plea (well, you probably somehow admitted guilt in writing), you never had a trial, that entire process was avoided to accommodate you and your special circumstances so first you ask for no trial (or a similar request) and now you want a speedy trial?
2) If you wanted due process, then you should have gone through the normal process which the system affords and guarantees you. But you opted to forgo all that. You specifically requested your case be treated differently than everybody else's! You requested certain accommodations and they obliged. And instead of being thankful that they did accommodate you , that they sympathized with your need to have a job, to keep a job, now you're complaining that you have to do community service and pay a fine? Did you seriously expect that they will simply say "POOF - It's All Gone"? And if so, why?
3) The conversation you claim you had with the Assistant D.A. means nothing. Not unless you got something -IN WRITING-. That's how plea deals work; lest one party end up changing its mind, but wait. You don't get to dictate what the outcome is or what choices you have. And at this point in time, you have two choices: a) Do community service and pay the fine they have requested, OR b) get you license suspended for failure to comply.
I am right 97% of the time... Who cares about the other 4%!