I attended a party last year that had a DJ and so was relatively loud. As I was leaving the party, the cops showed up. They asked for my ID (I was compliant and respectful at all times) and they gave me a "loud party" ticket. The house party wasn't mine and I didn't live in that house. I wasn't being loud either. I plead not guilty today and so it will go to trial. I will be notified of date in the mail. Should I get a lawyer? If not, what should I do? Max fine is $1600. I have a clean record and never went to court for anything before.