I received my first owi in Feb of 2013. I recently received my second. The second is not shown on CCAP and I understand it is most likely not processed yet as I am still awaiting my court date. I am curious as to why my first owi is not shown.
Hello, and thank you for your question.
The primary reason that your first OWI is not shown on CCAP is because OWI firsts in Wisconsin are not criminal charges, but rather civil forfeitures that are handled on the municipal level. With that being said, your first OWI was probably handled in a municipal court, and that is why it is not showing up on CCAP as CCAP only shows cases that are in circuit court.
Some OWI firsts are shown on CCAP, but that is only when the arresting or responding agency was from the sheriffs office opposed to a local police department.
I hope that answers your question!
Only cases in circuit courts are listed on CCAP, your first was likely a municipal court case.
OWI 1st might not show up on CCAP if not handled by the county circuit court, but handled in a municipal court. However, it WILL show up on your driving record, so just because it isn't on CCAP doesn't mean it didn't happen.
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Circuit Court Automation Program (CCAP), in conjunction with Wisconsin Circuit Court Automation (WCCA), only lists traffic cases, known as TR files, for five years. Your first offense case was more than five years ago, so even if the case was in Circuit Court (arrest by County Sheriff, State Patrol, or law enforcement agency for a municipality using Circuit Court for traffic prosecution), the case is too old to be shown. If the 2013 case was prosecuted in a municipal court, it never appeared on CCAP, because only cases in Circuit Court appear on Circuit Court Automation Program. Your 2013 OWI conviction will remain on your driving record abstract for 55 years.
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