If you are in traffic court chances are you'll appeal it up to the lowest trial court. There will probably be a trial de novo (a whole new trial) and you'll make your arguments again. You generally have 30 days to file a notice of appeal, although in some issues its much less time, ten days is a common number for certain motions. Talk to the clerk of the trial court and determine what he/she thinks the proper notice of appeal would be. I don't think it is worth your money to pay a lawyer for this issue but if it resulted in losing your license of a reckless driving charge you may wish to hire a lawyer.
Best of luck,
Shannon K. McDonald
Usually the clerk of the court will answer this question. The traffic court may also give you the answer.
Generally the time to appeal a traffic infraction is much shorter than the time for appealing in other courts, so you should move quickly if you are going to do this.
This answer does not create an attorney-client relationship. It is advisable to consult with an attorney with full disclosure of relevant facts for a comprehensive leagl opinion.