Originally Posted by aznbo187
Yes, but they also go to court for you and fight your case. You don't need to show up.
Funny thing is, I really wanted to try to fight my own ticket (previous ticket) so I showed up to court and the cop showed up too. I figured I'd stick it out and see if he was prepared. He was.
Sounds like it worked for you and commend you giving a shout out.
For anyone who wants to pay to avoid the hassle, I totally understand. And, there are certain circumstances where these guys hopefully have the knowledge and experience to do a better job than you could do yourself.
However, for the bulk of these issues, the battle is won or lost simply upon whether the LEO shows up. If the LEO does NOT appear, you win. If the LEO shows up, you (in most instances) lose. If the LEO shows up, he/she will be prepared to argue the basis for the ticket.
The worst that can happen to you is already done... this happened when you were cited. Assuming you conduct yourself appropriately and with respect for the system, the situation is not going to get worse if you go to Court.