Mine doesn't fall into the "stupid" category so much as the "how did that happen" category.
I got my denial letter with the reason provided that I was a "Fugitive From Justice". News to me, so I started digging. We can access Circuit Court records in WI online. I was clean. I paid $7 to the DoJ website for a Criminal Background Check. It came back clean. I've had easily 6-10 encounters with police officers in the past decade where I'm certain my information was run (accidents, traffic citations) - even as recent as a month ago - and I've never been arrested. I even had a cop friend run me through. Clean. So I had no idea where this warrant was coming from.
I filed my appeal and the DoJ sent more detailed information back. My warrant was coming out of PA. I haven't lived in PA since 1998!
Long story short, I had an open bench warrant dating back to 1997 for basically not paying a fine. I settled up, got my warrant cleared, proof that it was cleared from PA, and sent it off to the DoJ again. I'm hoping my license arrives this week.
So far, I have just under $800 invested into getting my CCL...