Thanks Alexia for your response. Vey welcome. It definitely helped and answered my initial question. I have a follow up question though. If I accept your first answer will it lock me out of replying to you? Not at all.
I want to give you credit; but don't want to not get your response to my follow up question. Not to worry :)
Given your response, could the request to dismiss be based on:
1. Depravation of my due process in that I was NOT notified of the officer's error AND correction by same officer, (AKA, the FL HP and/or "correct" court did not notify me of the error and subsequent correction); OK, I think I get what you are saying. You did not know of the correction, you may not even have known there was an Incorrect jurisdiction, is that right?
thus resulting in the "correct" county sending a notice of 'failure to appear' and a license suspension notice to my state (KS). Hmm! What do you mean a failure to appear? Were you charged with contempt because you didn't show up at an ordered court date in the OLD INCORRECT place? Why didn't you show up? And are you saying that when you didn't show up at the old incorrect court as ordered, the new correct court then cited you with failure to appear?? And suspended your licence?
2. Undue hardship inflicted in that as a result of the Trooper's errors (citing an incorrect county & failure to notify me of the correction), I am not seeing that the failure to notify you of the correction made any difference in terms of you showing up in the OLD court. However, I wonder if you were properly SERVED process by the NEW court of the new citation (irrespective of not learning of an error, I would tend to think that when a NEW court is asserting jurisdiction, it must give you Notice/serve you with process? Now, if that had nothing to do with you and the OLD court, I don't see that effecting the OLD court's holding you in contempt for not showing up when you knew of THAT order to show up in the old court.
I had a suspended license for 3 weeks and could not drive to work. You had your licence suspended for 3 weeks by the New court, or by the Old Court?
Also, the "correct" county sent the case to a collections agency that is now pursuing me for not only the fine, but late fees as well. Which it can do, unless and until you get any conviction overturned.
Would you use these arguments? If not, what would you argue? I still have too many questions needed to clarify the facts. If you can, answer the above questions or dispute any 'presumptions' I am making, so I have a clear picture, OK?