You might have caught a break by the officer writing the ticket the way he did- and not including a violation of your restricted license. That would be fairly serious. Definitely consider hiring a traffic ticket attorney to deal with this. Call with any questions.
Driving on a restricted license is a criminal offense. Assuming you are on Probation, and I am guessing you are, you would also be in violation of Probation. If all you have is a notice to appear in traffic court you indeed dodged a bullet. Its probably worth seeking a consult with an attorney in your area before you do anything.
There is no obvious about your work situation. If the officer didn't write you for driving on a restricted license, there is not likely to be any proof of this offense. The terms of your restriction are important with the DMV, however. You should examine all conditions of your restriction. It would be prudent to hire an attorney. If you can't, at the minimum, you should extend the citation for as long as you can. This can be done online in L.A. County. You can probably get the citation extended until after your restriction expires and then set it for trial or reguest traffic school. Best wishes.