Must I appear in court for a 15 mph over speeding ticket I received if I am a resident of another state?
Question Details: I received a speeding ticket in NC while traveling from MI. Can I pay the fine but not appear in NC court? They are demanding I appear in their NC court.
There is no right to simply pay the fine--speeding tickets are not like parking tickets, they are rather quasi-criminal and so an appearance is necessary. You *may* be able to hire a local attorney to appear for you without you also showing up--some courts allow that, some don't. You have to call the specific court in question to find if an attorney can appear without you.
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