Sounds to me like you may be a bit paranoid. I doubt the DA funding and ratings as you put it really are impacted by your case, and I doubt the local DA/Police are spending their time monitoring you. There are over 80,000 cases filed each year in OC and my guess is your isn't grabbing headline news. The D.a. is just doing there job and taking every measure possible to locate the victim and/or witnesses before dismissing the case. That is what we pay them to do, that is what we want them to do. It sounds to me as though you think there is some giant conspiracy by law enforcement to nail you, and why would that be? Listen to your public defender and let them do their job. If the case gets dismissed, consider yourself lucky and hope they don't re-file it.