Hi, did you not get my earlier reply back to you the other day? It apears the court file is not online, for some reason. Here's what I wrote the other day:
I found the case listing, which you can see here
, but unfortunately, none of the file has been indexed/uploaded online (at least not yet), so there is nothing for me to look at. Therefore, I have no way of knowing when his next court date is or why he would have had multiple court dates scheduled.
According to the court website, the file is located at:
North County Regional Center
324 South Melrose
Vista, CA 92081
As I believe we discussed, the files are public record, so anyone can go look at them. I don't know if you live close by and that's an option. If not, you may want to call them and have them pull up the file, perhaps they can tell you when his next court date is scheduled and what the court hearing is for.
In answer to your question today, if they are talking about a halfway house, this sounds like they are talking about him taking a plea? And, it's very possible that there is only one charge. There could be a couple reasons for that - perhaps the prosecutor felt like although the police arrested him on multiple charges, there was no evidence to support that. Or, it may be that his lawyer was able to negotiate a plea where he pleads to one charge, and the prosecutor drops the other charge(s) in exchange --that happens a lot.
If a plea is reached, then it still has to be approved by the judge, but normally that is a formality - if both the prosecutor and defense agree, usually the judge goes along with it.