Benjy:If I decide to go to court, is it somewhat likely that the Officer may not show, and the case be dismissed?
Does that happen sometimes? Sure but I wouldn't bank on that happening. I rescheduled a traffic ticket I received years ago because I was starting a new job. The night before that new date the officer called me at home to tell me HE was rescheduling it because the day the court moved it to was not "his day in court" for his schedule. So there are just as many cops who will do diligence to ensure if go to court and they are there.
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