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What does DAT stand for?

DAT stands for Desk Appearance Ticket (summons issued to violator in lieu of arrest)

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  • Military and Government

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The police were sympathetic to us; and chances are that they will be released with desk appearance tickets in a few hours -- meaning that they will have to show up in court in a few weeks, but otherwise are free.
The court held that the police officers' decision to detain the arrestees overnight rather than issuing desk appearance tickets (DATs) which were authorized under state law, was not objectively unreasonable.