You can be and will likely be arrested on the spot. If you had a payment plan and defaulted, and a warrant was issued, then you would be the proud recipient of a Capias--warrant issued by the prosecutor. If you walk in without having addressed them first, Expect that they will arrest you at that point.
It will be better to disclose than to try to come back later to try to explain why you think Texas should consider a DUI as a moving violation. Then you can do it on your terms. Especially since you have not been convicted (and ultimately may not).
A defensive driving course is not what I would recommend for you. What you should do first is contact an attorney and do so within 15 days to give your attorney enough time to request an ALR hearing to help you avoid having your license suspended. They will be able to help you from there.
Well I would say that having your probation revoked would be your biggest concern at this point. The first thing you might want to do is to talk to your PO. Give them the straight scoop on what is keeping you from completing your requirements, what you can do to fix the situation, and all the detail surrounding the other charges. Be open and candid. If your PO says they might revoke anyway, do whatever you can to get an attorney.
I appreciate your zeal, but going to the court house, making connections, etc., will be the best way to meet attorneys that might be interested in having you sit second chair in any case they are trying. You need be known for your skill, ability, and commitment to the practice of criminal law, rather than appearing to just wanting to check boxes off of your personal list. Good luck and hope to see you at the courthouse.
I would not attempt to do this on your own. You will never be able to do as well as you can with a defense attorney to help you. Your attorney can attempt to put you in a position to avoid a conviction on your record. If you attempt to do this yourself, the prosecutor will likely not be as generous.
What you say is an emergency may be quite different from what a probation officer might say. Regardless, you were in violation when you were pulled over. I agree with Ms. Henley, that you should be prepared to swallow that humble pie, but do be as open about it as you were about the dirty UA. For the next emergency, take a taxi.
While you may not be eligible on paper, an attorney may be able to negotiate for consideration that you would not be able get on your own. For example, I have been able to get the court to agree to allow defensive driving when it had been taken several times in the same year and for high-speed driving. Find a lawyer that handles the city where you were cited and let them advocate for you. You will likely have much better results than attempting anything yourself. If this goes on your record,...