Originally Posted by Sea Ray
I once won a traffic ticket by the cop not showing up. Of course you have to go downtown twice. Once to plead not guilty then a second time to actually plead your case and that's where the officer has to show up
Yep, just showing up is your best bet to fighting it. Twice I have done this, and both times, the DA offered me a nice plea deal, no points, nothing on my record, I just pay court costs, which was less than the ticket. This was offered simply to avoid having to bring the officer to court. Btw, I was able to plead not guilt by simply not responding and showing up on my court date. But this was literally decades ago.
There's no guarantee, if he shows up, who knows what will happen. But it worked for me in Ohio twice.