You need a certificate of disposition to know what you were convicted of. A misdemeanor is not a felony. Community service can happen with misdemeanors or non-criminal violations.
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Community service may be part of a sentence, in which case you were convicted of something, or as a condition of an Adjournment in contemplation of dismissal, in which case there is an eventual dismissal upon completion of the service and no conviction. Bail is simply security posted during the pendency of a criminal case in order to assure the defendant's appearance when required. Convicted felons rarely get community service and often jail or prison.
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