A few months ago, someone had called the Sheriff's saying that I assaulted them, when I didn't. Deputies showed up and, after questioning me, said that they didn't have evidence I did anything wrong. However, the victim, who was not in the right mental state, was able to give me a ticket (citizen's arrest). A few days later, when the other party had realized the mistake she made, she called and had charges dropped. My question is, do I still have to go in front of a judge, or will I be immediately directed to another part of the court?
A few things to note:
- I was given a ticket (charged) for misdemeanor battery.
- I live in the state of CA.
- I have no criminal record of any kind.