You should always challenge traffic tickets. If you pay it you will be Guilty of the charge which may cause your insurance rates to go up.
If you set the case for trial, the court will often make an offer of a withhold of adjudication with no points on your license to close the case. This option will keep your insurance rates down.
You will also have the option to go to trial and present your case if you don't like the offer from the court.
Best of luck.
You have the right to contest your ticket and explain yourself to the Court.
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If you feel that you were wrongly issued the citation, you should request a court date and be heard by the hearing officer / judge. You would likely benefit from having an experienced local traffic attorney handle your ticket for you because the attorney will have a better knowledge of local practices, legal defenses / technicalities, and the judge's temperament.
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