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How can I do community service instead of paying a ticket?

Question Details:

On the 1st of this month I received a ticket for not making a full stop at a red light. The fine is $490 and $539 if I want to attend traffic school. I'm in my first year of college and have to pay tuition and fees for books so I don't have the financial ability to pay the ticket. I currently work 9 or less hours a week at a minimum wage job and I was wondering how I can convince or get a judge to let me do community service instead of paying the ticket?

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