I got a ticket the other day for going 43 in a 30 (there is no reason for this road to be 30 mph, but i digress). I was given a printout that i was not required to sign, and has 3 options. A)Pay it outright, and receive any points i am due. (i'm not doing this) B) plead guilty and throw yourself on the mercy of the court (the cop isn't required to show up) or C) request a trial.
Option B does not require the cop be present in court. If i go to trial, i plan on pleading guilty anyways, and just hoping i can avoid the points. But there is always the chance the cop will be a no show, and i will get out of it. My concern is that if i take that gamble, the judge will be less likely to remove the points. Anyone had these options before? any advice on which option to take?