My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Indiana
This is my first ticket in about 7 years, previous was a speeding ticket when i turned 16.
I ran a stop light in the middle of a busy intersection, due to road conditions, however i am not trying to contest my ticket.
My ticket originally Stated "disregarding a autoamtic signal" I sent in the fee and paid it and everything.
However, today i recieved a letter with a copy of the ticket, saying my court date. Also part of the ticket changed it originally didnt have the "State statute I.C. box checked followed by 9-21-3-7.
Now, I have no idea if my ticket requires a court appearance. The officer didn't say that it did he just kept trying to get me to get it, deferred. However, I do not live anywhere near the city where I was driving so I could not be present to sign papers to deferr it.
So does my ticket require a court appearance? Or is it a case by case evalutation, mind you as i've stated before, I havent had a ticket in 7 years, and only 1 warning since then about 2 years ago.
Thanks in advance.