Citation

What is Citation?

Citation meaning An order of a court to either do a certain thing or to appear before it to answer charges. The citation is typically used for lesser offenses (such as traffic violations) because it relies on the good faith of the defendant to appear as requested, as opposed to an arrest or bail. The penalty for failing to obey a citation is often a warrant for the arrest of the defendant.

 

reference: California Department of Child Services

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