How do I go straight to trial without having to appear twice for an arraignment and then then for the trial ? These are my on line options for LA superior court : 1 . Appearance Date Extension - The extension date will be xx / xx / xx 2 . Traffic School Payment . . . 3 . Full Payment to Close Your Citation . . . 4 . Court Date Reservation for Arraignment Only - No Trials - Select a time preference below . In prior years I would just schedule a court date and that's when the officer showed up for the trial , but last time I had to go for an arraignment and the trial separately . What's the correct process to avoid this again ?Ok, I called and clarified this with the clerk from West LA courthouse. No arraignment is needed if I post bail and sign the non-guilty plea. To do this, I have to go to cashier window anytime during court hours. So, I still have to go twice, but at least I won't have to waste time at the arraignment waiting for my name to be called and then wait in that line to pay the bail. Hope this helps anybody in similar situation.