Originally Posted by azhangie
What I usually do for tickets is ask for trial by declarations first. The court will send you everything you need to fill out and return it back to them. Most likely, the cop that gave you the ticket will write to the court as well - and you'll be informed that you've been found guilty. Then you can request another trial to appear in person, and from experience the cop rarely ever shows. Unless you really pissed him off and he/she remembers you vividly.
I've done this method before and failed in succession. The officer submitted his response to my trial by declaration and I asked for a trial by court praying he wouldn't show up in court (he did anyways).
I got hit with 5 idiotic hanky panky tickets in less than a yr, got out of 4. Doing nothing is a 0% success rate, trying is 50%, I'll take those odds anyways.