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What does it mean when a probation officer from the intake unit says that my citation is dismissed?

Sacramento, CA |

This is a juvenile case and I was recently caught for pc 484. The loss prevention let me go home with a parent. I recieved a civics demand then a citation from sheriff in the mail for a notice to appear for a meeting with probation. But probation sent a letter saying that my citation has been dismissed? What does that mean? Was I put on informal probation? Thanks and please be detailed!

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  1. it means that the case is dismissed. If the citation was dismissed, there is no case. Unless you get a notice to appear, you're in the clear.

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  2. As a juvenile either your case proceeds to probation or court. Probation can review the matter and either require you to complete a program or just simply not to break any law and then dismiss it. Or in some cases, they dismiss it all together. So if your citation is dismissed, then all together was dismissed.


  3. Mr. Solis is correct. If the citation was dismissed, there can be no case. If there is no case, you cannot be put on informal probation.

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