I got arrested for public intoxication in the city of West Hollywood and was given a notice to appear in court two months away. I live all the way in the bay area though and attend college full time. A random lawyer at the booking station told me that I would be able to show up at the Airport LA courthouse (while I am still visiting down here) and I would be able to pay a fine and get this all cleared up. He said to make sure my court date was taken off of the calendar so that a warrant wont be issued. However, although I couldn't contact that particular courthouse, I spoke to someone at the Hollywood courthouse. The clerk said that was not true and that I would have to wait until the citation was in the system and filed. Help! I am scared, I'm a 4.0gpa student with a clean record.I was under the impression from the lawyer that I could show up in front of the judge and get this turned into a citation and pay a fine. The officer behind the desk at the booking station agreed with what the lawyer had told me. Is this not true? I will have to make the flight down here to attend the court date?