The officer lied. This is a criminal matter. Which is why you you will have a warrant for not answering it.
This is not legal advice. If order to give you legal advice i would need to see the Tickets and talk to the court first. Good luck:)
You need to go to court and make arrangements. Often you can work out payment arrangements or possibly even a dismissal with a class and community service.
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Yes the ticket will be on your record. There is a chance if it gets dismissed (even through a deferred disposition), the court will never report it to DPS. But you should assume the moment you receive the citation that it's on your record. It will be cheaper (and better for your record) to hire a ticket attorney to handle this for you. You do not want to be running around with a warrant.
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