DALLAS (1080 KRLD) – A program referred to as ‘cite and launch’ is about to start out within the metropolis of Dallas on Friday December 1st. It’s a brand new program that offers with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
The ‘cite and launch’ regulation was handed in 2007, and provides a peace officer within the metropolis of Dallas the choice to quote (summons) an individual who has been stopped for possession of marijuana, with lower than four ounces.
“They (Dallas Police) can cite them and launch them versus going to jail that very second” stated DA Religion Johnson.
DA Johnson needed to level out that ‘cite and launch’ just isn’t a easy ‘ticket’ however a summons to courtroom.
“Lots of people will assume they’re simply getting a easy ticket. It’s not a ticket,” stated Johnson. “It’s a summons commanding you to report back to courtroom in 2 to three weeks.”
“This isn’t legalizing marijuana,” stated Johnson. “The one factor cite and launch does is to easily not arrest the suspect on the spot. You’d be summoned to courtroom in two to 3 weeks and the case will proceed as regular.”
A Group Discussion board will probably be held Tuesday night time at 6:30pm at St. Paul United Methodist Church in downtown Dallas.