Your best bet is hire a local traffic attorney, you may end up saving money and the matter will likely be dismissed. If you choose to do this by yourself, you'll simply have to appear in front of the judge. He/she will offer you some sort of deal in exchange for a guilty plea (traffic school, a reduction in the charge and fine, etc). You can accept this offer or you can set the matter for trial. If you choose to represent yourself at trial the matter will be dismissed if the officer doesn't show up. If officer shows up be prepared to cross examine the officer. Again best bet is to hire an attorney.