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Is a summons or accusation the same as a complaint?

Duluth, GA |
Filed under: Summons and complaint

if an officer accuses you of something but didn't see it and gives you a ticket or summons, is that consider a complaint?

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A complaint is a written pleading in a civil case.

A citation is a notice by the police of some law violation.

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