You need to hire a criminal defense attorney in the area where you were cited and the attorney will defend you and resolve the case. Contact an attorney and see if he/she can waive your appearance and you won't have to return to court in person.
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A trial by declaration is generally a waste of time, especially on a speeding ticket. You should instead just mail in a check for the fine.
You may have defenses that you are not even aware of right now. There are many defenses to a speeding ticket. If I were you and you can afford it, hire an attorney to appear for you and to fight the case.
The Trial by Declaration process can help you, but you have to be careful about how you write your declaration. You are required to post bail and you have to keep an eye on the process to make sure you meet all the deadlines.
Contact competent Traffic Defense Counsel to assist you in drafting the documents. DO NOT use a non-lawyer based service, they write boilerplate which is not applicable and you will most likely lose.
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