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.