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8-2108. Citation deemed lawful complaint. In the event the form of citation provided for in K.S.A. 8-2106, and amendments thereto, includes information required by law and is signed by the officer preparing it, such citation when filed with a court having jurisdiction shall be deemed to be a lawful complaint for the purpose of prosecution for the violation specified.

History: L. 1974, ch. 33, § 8-2108; L. 1975, ch. 39, § 36; L. 1977, ch. 44, § 1; L. 1988, ch. 50, § 3; July 1.

Source or prior law:

8-5,127e.

Cross References to Related Sections:

Definition of "complaint" under code of criminal procedure, see 22-2202.

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Guilty pleas to traffic violations did not bar subsequent prosecution of criminal charges pending against defendant. State v. Fisher, 233 Kan. 29, 30, 661 P.2d 791 (1983).

2. Ticket not complaint (DUI case) until filed with court for purpose of determining right to counsel prior to taking blood test. State v. Bristor, 236 Kan. 313, 321, 691 P.2d 1 (1984).

3. Cited; prosecution for DUI (K.S.A. 8-1567) commencing only by filing complaint or information examined. State v. Fraker, 12 Kan. App. 2d 259, 261, 739 P.2d 940 (1987).

4. When the prosecution of a traffic citation commences examined. State v. Donlay, 253 Kan. 132, 137, 853 P.2d 680 (1993).

5. Traffic citation not required to be admitted into evidence for charge upon which prosecution sought. City of Overland Park v. Povirk, 262 Kan. 531, 941 P.2d 369 (1997).


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