UPDATE: Charges dismissed by the court on January 27, 2015.
The Mules and the 647(e) citation given to us by the San Luis Obispo Police Department we on. It has never been off. The citation was served to the Mules (us) on May 29, 2014. The District Attorney gave the police department the authority to file the case directly to the court using 853.6(B)2.
The court date was set by the police department not the District Attorney. That court date was August 14, 2014. On 6/9/14, we wrote the judge a letter requesting a postponement of our court date 8/14/2014 to 12/1/2014.
On July 8, 2014, our request was granted to December 11, 2014. On July 10, 2014, the District Attorney sent us (the Mules) a letter informing us we did not need to appear for the August 14 ,2014 court date making no mention that the August 14, 2014 court date had been changed to December 11, 2014.
The July 10 letter also stated: if at a latter date our office does decide to file criminal charges with respect to this incident, you will receive a letter informing you of a new court date Gerald T Shea, D.A.
This letter was never received prior to the December 11, 2014 court date consequently we never appeared for the December 11, 2014 court date.
On December 16, 2014, a letter was sent to the Mules from the court informing us a warrant for our arrest had been issued. Bail set $2000. We contacted the court. The court withdrew the warrant due to the confusion brought on by the July 10, 2014 letter sent to us by the District Attorney.
We have been sent two separate letters informing us of our new court date. One says January 29, 2015, the other says February 19, 2015.
Note: We the Mules sent the Honorable Judge Crawford who will be hearing this case a letter on January 11, 2015 requesting a postponement of our case to December 2015.
The Mules are in their later years when we sent the letter of January 11 ,2015. We were over 200 miles away to turn and get to San Luis Obispo now would be a burden they do not deserve.