Is there cite and release in Hays county?

What does cite and release mean? San Marcos recently passed an ordinance that allows law enforcement officers to cite individuals alleged to have committed low level offenses. This means that instead of being taken to jail immediately, the officer gives the person a citation and they are given a date to return for processing. This helps alleviate the burden on the jail system while also allowing the individual to remain with family, to work or to go to school.

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