Are you effing kidding!?!
I show up, as does my old district boss. Then the defendent arrives, not looking at us. I'm looking forward to some karma being served up, as the state wouldn't have proceeded if they didn't have a solid case. The defense attorney wouldn't have tried to plea bargain if he thought he could get H off. And I knew the evidence they had... H's signature both shipping and receiving the stolen goods via UPS that were found in his apartment when the police served the search warrant.
The prosecutor is shuffling through a stack of papers, then asks someone "have you seen the H file?" I'm thinking good, he's up first. The prosecutor disappears, the the defense attorney disappears, then the defense attorney comes back and calls H over to him.
"The state is dismissing the case, Mr. H. You're free to go."
My old district boss and eye track down the prosecutor to find out what the hell is going on. It turns out they lost the file, which had all of the documentation, and without that they had no case.
Are you fucking kidding me?