Criminal infractions are not to be treated the same as civil citations. While both criminal and civil citations come with a similar looking ticket (called a Uniform Traffic Citation), the potential punishment for each is far different. Civil citations come with potential fines and license suspensions while criminal citations come with the potential of jail time or probation. Missing a court appearance for a criminal citation could result in the court issuing a bench warrant, which means you could be arrested at anytime. Contact Michael A. Swinton, P.A. if you have been issued a criminal citation. We may be able to have your next court appearance waived.