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A police citation, which is commonly called a ‘ticket’, is official documentation stating that an individual has been made aware of a violation by an officer of the law. Police citations can be issued in a variety of spectrums, ranging from vehicular violations to civil violations. Upon the receipt of a citation:Examine the Nature of the CitationWhile some citations result in a mandatory court appearance, other violations in a lower degree may strictly require a fine in the event that an individual does not wish to contest the police citation.Understand Your RightsAs an American citizen – or legal resident – an individual has the option of contesting a charge in regards to violation cited through police citationThe Satisfaction of the CitationAn individual must pay the required fee and/or appear in court on the date presented on the citation; the failure to do so can result in the issue of a warrant, as well as additional penalties and fines.
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    A police citation, which is commonly called a ‘ticket’, is official documentation stating that an individual has been made aware of a violation by an officer of the law. Police citations can be issued in a variety of spectrums, ranging from vehicular violations to civil violations. Upon the receipt of a citation:


    Examine the Nature of the Citation

    While some citations result in a mandatory court appearance, other violations in a lower degree may strictly require a fine in the event that an individual does not wish to contest the police citation.

    Understand Your Rights

    As an American citizen – or legal resident – an individual has the option of contesting a charge in regards to violation cited through police citation

    The Satisfaction of the Citation

    An individual must pay the required fee and/or appear in court on the date presented on the citation; the failure to do so can result in the issue of a warrant, as well as additional penalties and fines.

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