I got a driving after revocation violation. I was arrested and taken to jail. I bonded out immediately for $250.00. I showed up for court since the ticket says must appear "yes". They could not find any information saying that I should be there, although, the ticket shows date, time, and court room I am to appear in. Approximately 45 days later I receive a check in the mail from the department that arrested me refunding my $250.00. I check CCAP of Wisconsin and there is no documentation of this case. What do you think is going on here?
It sounds like the DA's office has declined, at least for the moment, to file criminal charges against you. You should be aware however that the Statute of Limitations (timelimit to file charges) is 3 years for a misdemeanor offense, meaning that a criminal charge for Operating after Revocation can still be issued at any point within the 3 years following the arrest.
Sometimes paperwork on traffic citations gets lost in the system. It may be that the officer failed to process the ticket on his/her end. Whatever happened, you can count yourself as having been given a big break. Driving after revocation is a crime (even a first offense if the revocation was drunk-driving related). Please make sure that you learn from your mistakes. Best of luck going forward.
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