What does it mean when a court motion case is closed and the judge vacates a bench warrant?
Question Details: This is this is the last thing stated in the court docket minutes. By way of background, I was arrested and charged with OWI. I was sentenced to 180 days probation and 180 community service. I did all the probation but could not do the community service, so my probation was extended for another 180 days. I did that as well but still couldn't do the community service. About 2 years have passed.
A case being closed means that it is over: there will be no further action on it (unless one side or another--you or the prosecutor) appeals.
A bench warrant being vacated means that the warrant for your arrest has been voided or rescinded; you will not be arrest, at least on that warrant.
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