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Rule 3.5: Criminal Citation.

(a) Use of Citations.  The use of citations in misdemeanor arrests is as provided by law.

(b) Reference to Citations.  All references in these rules to citations mean citations issued pursuant to law.

Advisory Commission Comment.

Use of the criminal citation in misdemeanor cases where no danger to the public interest will result is a procedure in keeping with the expressed goal of securing simplicity in procedure and eliminating unjustified expense and delay. The original substantive content of this rule was deleted in 1988 because T.C.A. ยง 40-7-118 now provides a comprehensive treatment of citations and mandates their use in some instances.

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