i was notified that charges were not being pursued. a great deal of time passed and i was picked up on a bench warrent and extradited for the same charges without givin a chance to a chance to apear on my own.
Depends on the circumstances. If the Government sought a warrant instead of a summons once charges were filed then you would be arrested. If alternatively they agreed to a summons being issued but it came back undelivered or otherwise could not locate you then the court issues a warrant. Bottom line is that it depends on many factors.