Public defender informed me the video was destroyed but I should plead guilty because of the failed fst tests and high breathalyzer percentage
Loosing of the video will not get your case dismissed automatically. If it is discovered that the Chp destroyed on purpose to hide something, then maybe.
You already have a lawyer, who is provided at taxpayer expense and is in a better position to answer questions about your case than a stranger on the internet who doesn't know all the details.
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MVAR video being "lost" will most like NOT result in dismissal of your case.
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