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What does "released on summons" mean?

 

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Many people equate being arrested with being taken into custody, but in Virginia after a person is arrested, the police make a decision regarding whether to take the person into custody or give the person a ticket and let the person go.  What people call a ticket in Virginia is actually a Virginia Uniform Summons.  Therefore, if the person is given a ticket and released, this is called being "released on summons."  For example, if you have ever been stopped by police and given a ticket for Speeding, Disregarding a Stop Sign or some other traffic infraction, you may not have even realized it, but you were arrested and released on a summons.   

 


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