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Good evening. What exactly did the letter from the DA say? Also, have you taken care of the unpaid ticket and reinstated your license?
Thank you. In a situation like this, you just want to make sure the State did not refile the case, after it was dismissed. In order to know and be safe, you can first try looking this up online, through the clerk of courts website and see if there is an open case under your name. If not, it should show a closed/dismissed case. If you can not find anything online, then you want to speak with the clerk of court in the morning and ask them to look it up in their system. It is possible that the original date of 8/29 was going to be charged but when you appeared, the DA just dismissed it. Moreover, if you had everything cured when the DA dismissed it, that may have been the reason for said action.
We do not have to. As long as there is no open case in the system, then it was dismissed and you do not need to appear. As I shared, you can go now to the clerk of courts website and look up your name or speak with the clerk in the morning, who can confirm.
Would what be valid now?
Yes, if nothing is posted or in the court system, then it means that it was dismissed and the dates/notice from the police, crossed paths with the case that was dismissed and is not on the docket and is done. As I shared, simply confirm with the clerk of court at that the case is showing dismissed and that there is no hearing set.
I completely understand your question. That is why I shared with you that if there is no case on the website, then it would be closed. However, just to be safe, call the clerk of court tomorrow morning, to confirm. this was, you do not have to take a day off since they will look in the system to see that there is no case and it is closed.
No, I am not saying that at all. The date which you shared above is set for 10/7. I never said to just sit and wait until then. What I shared with you is that tomorrow morning, when the court opens, you can call the clerk to confirm that the case is closed. They will tell you that there is no court date and that the record shows this was dismissed. I am sorry the court is not open right now but you do have to wait until tomorrow morning, to get the clerk to confirm