If you request a court hearing, for most civil infraction traffic citations, you will initially be set for a Pre-Trial conference. A pretrial conference is a preliminary hearing where you have an opportunity to enter a plea of guilty, no contest or not guilty, without the police officer or witnesses, if any, being present. However, if you have been issued a citation for a Red Light Camera Case (RLCC) you will automatically be set for trial.
If you want to plead not guilty at pretrial, a trial will be set in about (6) weeks, where you can present any evidence you wish. The police officer and any witnesses will also be noticed to appear for the trial hearing.
If you fail to appear at the court hearing, a suspension of your driver’s license may be entered.