You can plead not guilty in person or online. Do not send in by mail. If you wait a little longer, the ticket will likely be entered in the online system shortly. I takes 2 to 4 weeks. You actually have over 30 days to answer so don't worry about the 15-day "deadline". If you not guilty, then you'll get a hearing date where you will either win or lose (i.e., no deals).
If you plead guilty or are found guilty after a hearing, then you can take the driver safety class to remove up to 4 points from your license. The fine will be around $150 for a first offense.
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