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1. Summons to a person to appear before a court at a specified place and time to answer a particular charge. A citation is not a warrant and a refusal to comply with it is normally not a crime.
2. Reference to an already decided case in support of a legal argument.
3. Complete reference to a particular quote or source cited as an authority, it includes the author's name, publication's title, date of publication, and other information (such as publisher's name and address) helpful in locating the publication.

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The cop wrote me a citation for parking on the wrong side of the street yesterday afternoon, it was thirty dollars.
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The cop pulled over the vehicle that did not have a license tag, the driver was issues a citation for not having it.
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Angela received a traffic citation for speeding in a school zone, and the officer who wrote the citation advised Angela that she would have to appear in court.
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