As the court indicated, it can take longer than you might expect for the ticket to get added into the system. You should check back with the court periodically as instructed. You may also receive a letter in the mail advising you of the new court date, but calling in yourself is the safer bet. And yes, if you had gone to court on July 9, they would probably have given you the same information and asked you to check back. There should not be any additional fines because of the time delay since you have not had the opportunity for a hearing yet.
Negotiating a good resolution given the circumstances of your case will take an attorney familiar with the policies and procedures of the court where the matter is pending.
It would be worth your while to consult with a traffic attorney familiar with the judges and practices in the court where you received the ticket to explore your options.
Check with a lawyer in your locale to discuss more of the details.
Good luck to you.
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