I asked a question on the Nest a while back about going to court about a traffic ticket, and asking if they'll just let me pay a higher fine in lieu of getting points on my license.The girls there said they've done it with no problem.
Do I have to go on the date that's written on the front of the ticket? I called a while back (because it said to call them and confirm that I'd be appearing in person) and the woman said that they'd send me something in the mail about a new court date and I did not have to appear on the ticket date.
I haven't heard from them, and the court date written on the ticket is tonight. I don't want to lose my opportunity to avoid the points. If I have to go there tonight to contest it, I have to leave, like, five minutes ago.
For those of you who argued it down to a higher fine, did you appear on the date written on the ticket? Or were you given another date?
(This is in Jersey City, if it matters. I called the number to ask and I've been on hold for half an hour.)