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I kept praying and with God all things all possible.
I went to my 2nd court date today. I plead not guilty at my first court appearance. The prosecutor had said that I was driving on the wrong side of the road when i wasn't. My pd read the file and no where in the report did it say I was driving on the wrong side of the road. She said he was an "idiot."
Today she said the judge offered this (not verbatim): That as long as I did not have any other incident or occurrence within the next 6 months and attended 16hrs of Driver Education Alcohol Program that in 6 months they would review my fulfillment and DISMISS my case. She called it a "Plea on hold" when she first mentioned it to me, then the paperwork said, if I'm not mistaken, "Plea in advance". When I told her that the paperwork didn't state that it would be dismissed if I completed the requirements, she said that "that is what plea in advance means". I tried to look it up, but found "plea in abeyance" instead.
1. Question: Are all these pleas the same? Does this plea mean that if I obey all requirements that my case will be dismissed?
2. Question: Once I fulfill my requirements, how do I get this expunged from my record or is it even on my record since it's going to be dismissed?
3. Question: How do I begin the process of trying to get my license re-instated by the DMV in the meantime?
Thank you all who take heart in answering my questions seriously and to the best of their ability. I am extremely grateful!
Some comforting passages that have helped me through this stressful time. I never gave up on praying. I prayed that God would be merciful and forgive me and if it be his will that my case be dismissed. I asked for a chance to prove that I had learned my lesson and I truly feel he answered my prayers!
"Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes." -Mark 9:23
But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." -Mathew 19:26
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!" -Mathew 7:7-11