Cite and Release

From a business modeling perspective, the cite and release process is essentially uniform across different jurisdictions.

The following links provide Business Process Flow Diagrams for the Cite and Release Business Function:

Primary Flow
Cite and Release-Primary (png)
Cite and Release-Primary (bpm)

The sample process flow diagram was developed in standard Business Process Model and Notation using the Windows-based Bizagi Modeler tool and can be modified to represent the specific process in your jurisdiction. To download a free copy of the Bizagi Modeler tool, go to bizagi.com.

Primary Flow Description
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Law enforcement documents the citation and submits the citation to the Court.
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Prosecution receives the citation at a court appearance and decides whether to (1) Decline for further investigation; (2) File/amend charges; or (3) No changes filed.
 
  • If decides to Decline for further investigation, a case file is submitted to Law Enforcement, and Law Enforcement conducts further investigation then decides whether to resubmit referral for charging.
  • If decides to either File/amend charges or to File no charges, the decision is documented and sent to the Court and the Repository.
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The Repository records the filing decision.
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The Court receives the citation from Law Enforcement for filing or receives the filing from Prosecution. 
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The Court reviews the filing and decides whether to file charges. 
 
  • If decides to issue a fingerprint order, the order is sent to Booking.
  • Booking performs the fingerprinting and sends the fingerprint card to the Repository
  • Repository records the fingerprint card.
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The Court disposes the charges and submits a charge disposition to the Repository. 
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The Repository records the charge disposition. 


The following table summarizes the responsibilities of each actor depicted in the business process flow:

Actor Responsibilities

Law Enforcement

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Documents the citation
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Submits the citation to the Court
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If Prosecution Declines for further investigation, conducts further investigation and decides whether to  resubmit for referral

Prosecution

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Receives citation at court appearance 
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Declines for further investigation and submits case file to law enforcement, or
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Decides to File/amend charge or to File no charge and submits decision to the Court and the Repository

Court

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Receives the citation from Law Enforcement for filing or the filing from Prosecution
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Reviews the filing and decides whether to file charges
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If decides to issue fingerprint order, sends order to Booking
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Disposes the charges and submits a charge disposition to the Repository

Booking

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If receives fingerprint order from the Court, performs the fingerprinting
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Send the fingerprint card to the Repository
Repository 
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If Prosecution decides to File/amend charges or to File no charges, records the filing decision 
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If receives fingerprint card from Booking, records the fingerprint card 
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Records the charge disposition from the Court