Am I the only one here who freakin hates traffic court with a passion? Unless you were a huge a-hole, you won't see me there. Maybe has something to do with working mids and traffic court being at 1330...I'm not waking up in the middle of my night to hear you whine about a ticket for a seatbelt! Diiiiiiiismiiiiiiiiiiissssed.
When cops don't show up, it isn't because it was a "bad ticket," like some posters think. Its because either they are sleeping, or got it dismissed prior, or have real court, or just don't give a F. My dept had such a problem with people not showing up that they started doing IA investigations. 5 FTA's meant one day off. Its just a quick memo to dismiss and now people don't forget to write it.