the DA and judge decided to dismiss my charges in the interest of justice.
interest of justice:
...section 671 allowed the court to dismiss an indictment "in furtherance of justice" either on motion of the District Attorney or on its own motion; moreover, the code removed the right of the prosecutor to abandon the indictment except in compliance with section 671...
...More recently, the statute has been employed to reach cases in which the court found for a variety of reasons that the ends of justice would be served by the termination of the prosecution.
another instance in which the clayton motion was used to dismiss a case:
unfortunately i have not looked up that case yet. i will post more details as i carry out research.
anyway... looks like i'm batman. heheheh.