ECTOR COUNTY - Some misdemeanor charges will be given citations in Ector County.
Ector County Attorney Dusty Gallivan says it will help with overcrowding in the jails and keep police on the streets
It's still up to the officer to decide between issuing the citation or making an arrest.
Most of the charges affected are marijuana possession, theft of property or service and driving with an invalid license.
The cases will still be prosecuted in the same way they would with arrests.