My question involves traffic court in the State of: California
My friend went into an arrangement for a citation minor in possession. The judge offered the option to taking a traffic class and stated that the charges would be dismissed after the completion of the course. I was with her during the incident and she was not guilty but she decided to take the traffic class that the judge offered.
1. Would it make a difference whether or not she pleaded 'not guilty' and having it 'dismissed' after completion of the course?
2. Will the 'dismissed' charges appear on her records?
3. After the arrangement she received a paper with a "PN" written under her 'PLEA' What does this mean?
4. What are the difference between a case that was 'dismissed' and found 'not guilty'?