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2015 California Rules of Court

Rule 4.103. Notice to appear forms

(a) Traffic offenses

A printed or electronic notice to appear that is issued for any violation of the Vehicle Code other than a felony or for a violation of an ordinance of a city or county relating to traffic offenses must be prepared and filed with the court on Automated Traffic Enforcement System Notice to Appear (form TR-115), Traffic/Nontraffic Notice to Appear (form TR-130), Electronic Traffic/Nontraffic Notice to Appear (4-inch format) (form TR-135), or Electronic Traffic/Nontraffic Notice to Appear (3-inch format) (form TR-145), and must comply with the requirements in the current version of the Judicial Council's instructions, Notice to Appear and Related Forms (form TR-INST).

(b) Nontraffic offenses

A notice to appear issued for a nontraffic infraction or misdemeanor offense that is prepared on Nontraffic Notice to Appear (form TR-120), Traffic/Nontraffic Notice to Appear (form TR-130), Electronic Traffic/Nontraffic Notice to Appear (4-inch format) (form TR-135), or Electronic Traffic/Nontraffic Notice to Appear (3-inch format) (form TR-145), and that complies with the requirements in the current version of the Judicial Council's instructions, Notice to Appear and Related Forms (form TR-INST), may be filed with the court and serve as a complaint as provided in Penal Code section 853.9 or 959.1.

(c) Corrections

Corrections to citations previously issued on Continuation of Notice to Appear (form TR-106), Continuation of Citation (form TR-108), Automated Traffic Enforcement System Notice to Appear (form TR-115), Nontraffic Notice to Appear (form TR-120), Traffic/Nontraffic Notice to Appear (form TR-130), Electronic Traffic/Nontraffic Notice to Appear (4-inch format) (form TR-135), or Electronic Traffic/Nontraffic Notice to Appear (3-inch format) (form TR-145) must be made on a Notice of Correction and Proof of Service (form TR-100).

(d) Electronic citation forms

A law enforcement agency that uses an electronic citation device to issue notice to appear citations on the Judicial Council's Electronic Traffic/Nontraffic Notice to Appear (4-inch format) (form TR-135) or Electronic Traffic/Nontraffic Notice to Appear (3-inch format) (form TR-145) must submit to the Judicial Council an exact printed copy of the agency's current citation form that complies with the requirements in the most recent version of the Judicial Council's instructions, Notice to Appear and Related Forms (form TR-INST).

Rule 4.103 amended effective June 26, 2015; adopted effective January 1, 2004; previously amended effective January 1, 2007.

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