Will I be seriously fined for my speeding ticket?
1 attorney answer
Your situation is more serious than a violation for being 5 or 10 mph over the speed limit. Without seeing the ticket I cannot say for certain why your appearance in court is mandatory but it is likely due to how much over the speed limit the officer alleged you were going.
You can appear in traffic court without an attorney and can even speak to the parish attorney about a reduction in your charge. However, I recommend consulting with an attorney who will have the experience and knowledge to obtain the best outcome for you.
Good luck to you.