You should contact an attorney in your area to represent you on the second citation. The attorney should be able to reset your case until after October 7, 2012, thus preventing you from receiving another conviction during the deferred period.
You and your child may appear at trial to testify that she was wearing a safety belt, however it will be your word against the officers. In that situation, 9 times out of 10 the court will agree with the officer and you will be convicted of the citation and have points assessed on your license.
You have a number of valid questions, please consult an attorney who handles traffic tickets in your area. Most will provide a free initial consultation and advise you of the best path to take.
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