An infraction is a violation of a rule, statute or local ordinance; however, it is not punishable by imprisonment. The most common infractions are a vehicle moving violation which are usually charged or filed on traffic citations.
A person charged with an infraction is not entitled to trial by jury or to be represented by a court-appointed counsel, such as a public defender, unless the person is held in custody. No court appearances are required for a violation of infraction crimes unless the person charged wishes to schedule an arraignment or a court trial.
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