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    What is a citation?

    A citation or summons (ticket) is the penalty for the least serious offenses. While most jurisdictions have decriminalized these offenses, in some municipalities a citation could result in a short jail sentence. The normal penalty is a fine, which may range from under twenty dollars to several hundred dollars.

    Police typically give citations for such offenses as minor traffic violations (for example, speeding, parking in a no-parking zone, or jaywalking). If the police cite you for such an offense, they will issue a ticket to you. You have the option of not contesting the citation by mailing in the ticket with the specified payment. Or if you feel the police have wrongly given you a ticket, you have the right to contest the citation at a hearing.

    Not all traffic violations are citable offenses, however. The most serious traffic violations, such as driving while intoxicated, are criminal offenses. The law classifies them as misdemeanors or felonies.


    I've been saying that what I have is a misdemeanor, but I don't think it is. I think it is the equivalent what is here known as a citation.
    “...I may condemn what you say, but I will give my life for that you may say it”! - Voltaire

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    What is a citation?

    A citation or summons (ticket) is the penalty for the least serious offenses. While most jurisdictions have decriminalized these offenses, in some municipalities a citation could result in a short jail sentence. The normal penalty is a fine, which may range from under twenty dollars to several hundred dollars.

    Police typically give citations for such offenses as minor traffic violations (for example, speeding, parking in a no-parking zone, or jaywalking). If the police cite you for such an offense, they will issue a ticket to you. You have the option of not contesting the citation by mailing in the ticket with the specified payment. Or if you feel the police have wrongly given you a ticket, you have the right to contest the citation at a hearing.

    Not all traffic violations are citable offenses, however. The most serious traffic violations, such as driving while intoxicated, are criminal offenses. The law classifies them as misdemeanors or felonies.


    I've been saying that what I have is a misdemeanor, but I don't think it is. I think it is the equivalent what is here known as a citation.
    “...I may condemn what you say, but I will give my life for that you may say it”! - Voltaire

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    • #3
      <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kollerkrot:
      What is a citation?

      A citation or summons (ticket) is the penalty for the least serious offenses. While most jurisdictions have decriminalized these offenses, in some municipalities a citation could result in a short jail sentence. The normal penalty is a fine, which may range from under twenty dollars to several hundred dollars.

      Police typically give citations for such offenses as minor traffic violations (for example, speeding, parking in a no-parking zone, or jaywalking). If the police cite you for such an offense, they will issue a ticket to you. You have the option of not contesting the citation by mailing in the ticket with the specified payment. Or if you feel the police have wrongly given you a ticket, you have the right to contest the citation at a hearing.

      Not all traffic violations are citable offenses, however. The most serious traffic violations, such as driving while intoxicated, are criminal offenses. The law classifies them as misdemeanors or felonies.


      I've been saying that what I have is a misdemeanor, but I don't think it is. I think it is the equivalent what is here known as a citation. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



      In my state if I remember your situation properly? Would be Misdemeanor.
      USC and Legal, Honest Immigrant Alike Must Fight Against Those That Deceive and Disrupt A Place Of Desirability! All Are Victims of Fraud, Both USC and Honest Immigrant Alike! The bad can and does make it more difficult for the good! Be careful who y

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      • #4
        It would be a misdemeanor in most states in the US.

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        • #5
          <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by davdah:
          Just the same as if a USC were in a foreign country and was convicted of an offense. They would be subject to a different set of laws than a citizen of that country. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

          I will argue this until the cows come home. No other law of the western-world countries treats foreigners different than its citizens.

          I happen to know someone who after getting into trouble with the laws of my land was barred from Germany for two (2) meager years. He was offered (I said OFFERED) to opt for deportation or remain and deal with his punishment.

          To apply harsh standards like that is something uniquely USCIS!!
          “...I may condemn what you say, but I will give my life for that you may say it”! - Voltaire

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          • #6
            Davdah Is not kidding!!!

            Is reality, many areas of china you disappear!!
            USC and Legal, Honest Immigrant Alike Must Fight Against Those That Deceive and Disrupt A Place Of Desirability! All Are Victims of Fraud, Both USC and Honest Immigrant Alike! The bad can and does make it more difficult for the good! Be careful who y

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            • #7
              <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by davdah:
              I guess it would be up to the country. It could be worse though. In china, if you open your mouth and complain, they shoot you. LOL. Brings new meaning to speedy justice. And cheap too. They send the bill for the cartridge to the surviving family. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

              That's China, diffent ball game all together. Communist - what do you expect? I don't compare Apples to Oranges. America wants to be part of the elite, but applies d u n geonology when it comes to stuff like that.
              “...I may condemn what you say, but I will give my life for that you may say it”! - Voltaire

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              • #8
                My own study,

                By the time every American reaches the age of 65, approx 65% will have some form of criminal record.
                Speeding in excess depending on locality equals criminal record. Koller, Your situation requires thinking outside of the box.
                USC and Legal, Honest Immigrant Alike Must Fight Against Those That Deceive and Disrupt A Place Of Desirability! All Are Victims of Fraud, Both USC and Honest Immigrant Alike! The bad can and does make it more difficult for the good! Be careful who y

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                • #9
                  <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MakeItRight!:
                  My own study,

                  By the time every American reaches the age of 65, approx 65% will have some form of criminal record.
                  Speeding in excess depending on locality equals criminal record. Koller, Your situation requires thinking outside of the box. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                  MIR Darling,

                  How does one think outside of the box? I don't really understand what that means.

                  Can you explain that please?
                  “...I may condemn what you say, but I will give my life for that you may say it”! - Voltaire

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                  • #10
                    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kollerkrot:
                    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MakeItRight!:
                    My own study,

                    By the time every American reaches the age of 65, approx 65% will have some form of criminal record.
                    Speeding in excess depending on locality equals criminal record. Koller, Your situation requires thinking outside of the box. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                    MIR Darling,

                    How does one think outside of the box? I don't really understand what that means.

                    Can you explain that please? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                    Utilize the unthinkable, thinking outside of the norm. seek avenues not yet thought of! Areas of the situation not usually used, If the path you have followed tends to bring dead ends? Vary slightly from the path.

                    Simple examples: humanitarian organizations utilize a method.

                    Organizations of law follow a decisive path.

                    Many organizations utilize the ability to gain compassion. their only power!!! yet they succeed! OFTEN!!!

                    seek other avenues? Do not contain yourself within one path to Find resolution.

                    Example of one of a thousand methods:

                    Your situation. Lets say You were to volunteer some of your time to help Handicap people???

                    Volunteer as a Tudor for gifted children???

                    volunteer anything that helps others without Seeking something in return. good deeds!!!

                    Your character and how the sytem pecieves who you are changes!!! The strict laws may be overcome by Respect for who you are???

                    Just examples

                    Do not ask what your country can do for you! ask what can I do for my country??? what You seek automatically can follow. most Importantly, you gotta feel it in your heart. this post will self destruct After 48 hours.
                    USC and Legal, Honest Immigrant Alike Must Fight Against Those That Deceive and Disrupt A Place Of Desirability! All Are Victims of Fraud, Both USC and Honest Immigrant Alike! The bad can and does make it more difficult for the good! Be careful who y

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                    • #11
                      There are three levels of offenses in the United States. They are:

                      Infraction
                      Misdemeanor
                      Felony

                      Infractions are punishable by fine or imprisonment.

                      Misdemeanors are punishable up to one year imprisonment and fine.

                      Felonies are punishable by a more than a year in prison and fine.

                      For both infractions and misdemeanors, one can receive a summons or citation and be released by the arresting officer. However, in most states one may be taken into custody for either.

                      With a felony, no citation or summons is available.

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                      • #12
                        <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by federale86:
                        There are three levels of offenses in the United States. They are:

                        Infraction
                        Misdemeanor
                        Felony

                        Infractions are punishable by fine or imprisonment.

                        Misdemeanors are punishable up to one year imprisonment and fine.

                        Felonies are punishable by a more than a year in prison and fine.

                        For both infractions and misdemeanors, one can receive a summons or citation and be released by the arresting officer. However, in most states one may be taken into custody for either.

                        With a felony, no citation or summons is available. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                        No doubt about it, what I had was an infraction, it compares directly with the description below!

                        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infraction
                        “...I may condemn what you say, but I will give my life for that you may say it”! - Voltaire

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                        • #13
                          A good lawyer will do the "thinking out of the box" bit Koller.
                          "What you see in the photograph isn't what you saw at the time. The real skill of photography is organized visual lying."

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                          • #14
                            The law doesn't treat immigrants different than citizens, the criminal law that is. Doing so would be a violation of the 14th amendment.

                            Different states treat offenses differently, and that's the problem. It has created a chaos in the immigration system. States define offenses at their will, but then such offenses relate to a single federal statute when it comes to the immigration consequences they carry.

                            Enter circuit splits. Lack of uniformity in the law. Disparities when it comes to the same conduct and its immigration consequences when the aliens in question just happen to live in different states.

                            Keep in mind, the way you dispose of an offense doesn't mean necessarily that the offense in question is or is not a crime, a misdemeanor or a felony. Many states have chosen to dispose of minor (petty) misdemeanors by citation in lieu of arrest for reasons related to budgeting and lack of resources. Criminal procedure can be a complicated matter.

                            There is a minimum group of conditions that must be met for a "conviction" to qualify as a "conviction for immigration purposes". Long ago, the Court decided that some offenses that are disposed of by procedures that do not resemble a trial cannot be considered a conviction. Convictions in absentia are also "not acceptable" unless the alien has participated in the process in some meaningful way. This is done hoping for a uniform standard. Foreign convictions represent a challenge to the INA, one very peculiar. In the United States, a trial is meant to protect constitutional guidelines and the integrity of the adjudication process. The same cannot be said about many foreign procedures. Little differences can make the difference between a conviction and some "event" that, while counting as a negative factor in the adjudication process, should not be regarded as a conviction for admissibility or deportability process.

                            - THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE -

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                            • #15
                              Just Become a Country Girl!

                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4s0nzsU1Wg
                              USC and Legal, Honest Immigrant Alike Must Fight Against Those That Deceive and Disrupt A Place Of Desirability! All Are Victims of Fraud, Both USC and Honest Immigrant Alike! The bad can and does make it more difficult for the good! Be careful who y

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