My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Florida
I received a ticket for driving without a drivers license in florida on 11/19/2011.
I explained to the officer that my license was at home in my jacket and I forgot to grab it before I left. I provided the officer with an alternative form of identification and he had dispatch run my name. The officer claimed that dispatch was unable to locate my records so I was issued a ticket for operating a vehicle without a valid license.
I went to court today 1/3/2012, I did not seek legal council under the assumption that presenting my valid license to the Judge would fix the matter and have the ticket discarded.
The Judge did dismiss the case after I produced a valid license and the court document states adjudication withheld. I was left with 293$ in court fees.
Does this sound right to you?
I spoke with a lawyer at the Courthouse and he stated that I should request to vacate my plea and take this matter to Trial. I went back to the courtroom after the fact and requested to vacate the plea and the Judge ordered me to write him a letter requesting to vacate.
What should I do? I do not want this to effect future job prospects and College applications.