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Misdemeanor Citation Letter

I was never arrested but I got a citation letter in the mail saying that I’ve been charged with a misdemeanor offence. What should I do?

It is possible to be cited with committing a misdemeanor offence without necessarily having any contact with an officer. If you receive a citation letter from a district attorney’s office in the mail, you should treat this very seriously. You can contact the district attorney’s office to verify what the alleged charges are, but remember that you have the right to remain silent! Do not offer any information to the DA, other than your name and case number to confirm your upcoming hearing date.

Be sure you show up in court! Do not miss your hearing! Even if feel your charges are false, don’t miss your court date or you will most likely be issued a bench warrant for your arrest!

When you do show up in court, you may be able to explain the circumstances and may even be able to ask the judge to drop your charges. Even if the charge may not seem very serious, it may still be worth while to hire an attorney to help argue or dismiss your case. Contact the Law Offices of Sara D. Bratsch today for a free consultation to learn more!