My question involves criminal law for the state of: california
So at the end of March i was arrested and cited for drunk in public. My record is clean outside of this. Anyway, I never received anything about it in the mail, but do have the ticket that was given to me that day. The court date on the ticket was for the 19th of May.
When i appeared on May 19th, the file clerk at the counter said i could not see a judge or anything at this time because the charges have not yet been filed (despite the ticket saying appear in court that date). She gave me a small paper that said i had appeared and with directions to constantly check "occourts.org" and wait if it's ever filed with another court date.
So I'm completely lost right now......is there a good chance this will never be filed for whatever reason and I'm in the clear? How long do i have to keep biting my nails and checking the status of this ticket on that website (or waiting for an official letter in the mail of court appearance) to see if it's ever filed? Is there any sort of leverage i have now that they've made me waste my time to appear at this date for no reason at all?