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What is the difference between a citation and a summons

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what is the difference between a citation and a summons
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Loren replied 6 months ago.

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Typically, a citation is given to commence a petty criminal, administrative or traffic matter and a summons is issued in a civil matter, such as a complaint to collect a debt.

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