Yes, you have the procedure a little bit off. You can do a trial by declaration. if you lose that you can ask for a trial de novo in court. Or, you can pay the fine and go to traffic school. Good luck to you.Ask a similar question
I believe you both have the procedure off a bit. Either way, trial by declaration or request for traffic school, you pay the fine although it is called bail when you do a trial by declaration. The only way to avoid paying bail is to go down to the courthouse yourself for your arraignment when your appearance date comes up.Ask a similar question
As my colleagues have indicated you can file a TBD but you are required to pay the bail/fine at the time of filing. If you are found guilty you file a Request for a Trial de Novo. Traffic school will still be available.
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