My question involves criminal records for the state of: California
I had a few questions. In my case I am being convicted with Robbery of the second degree but its only being charged as a misdemeanor. The thing is I was never formally arrested. Then I got a lawyer and I went to my Arraignment. My lawyer got me an offer of Differed Entry of Judgment. Under the agreement I was to plead guilty then do the following things: Do 30 hours of community service, take a theft intervention class, and I'm on court summary probation. My dismissal case was then made for a year from my arraignment.
My questions are once I get the case dismissed does it stay on my record? Because I was never arrested and I got the case dismissed. Also being a burglary crime it says I have to pay a share quota of the restitution. But I've called the county court house and spoke to somebody and they told me in my file I did not have to pay. Because I under the Deferred Entry of Judgment. So does this mean I still have to pay or not? I'm confused.
Edit: I don't know if this helps or not but my case is being held in Northern California.
Thanks in advance.