they are now claiming judge who ruled dismissed was not qualified to make traffic rulings. I did what I was required to do, having already had due process, shouldn't the ruling stand, regardless of their error. the public has to be accountable, shouldn't elected officails?
Our case may have been mistakenly heard in front of a referee or commissioner who, for whatever reason, was no longer permitted to hear cases by the presiding judge. There are so many possibilities that could explain what you have described that it is difficult to be exact. However, to answer your question generally, what you have described is not uncommon.
As for your "due process" rights: While you may have an argument if the court (judge) was qualified, the are also due process rights held by the people who have alluded you committed a public offense. As long as the forum was improper, which sounds like what happened, then the matter will have to be heard again. California Appellate courts have been very hesitant when it comes to clerical mistakes to prevent retrials. Since this is such a complicated situation, ou really need to see a local traffic attorney, show them the paperwork and give them the name of the specific person in from of whom you were previously heard. Good luck.
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