I always go to court, mostly to try to avoid points. for example a few years back I bought a lebaron convertible from NJ, I called my insurance company and let them know. They said they would add it to my policy. My wife also made a change and her change invovled wiping out my change, so due to the paperwork mixup I had no insurance. I got stopped because I didn't have PA inspection stickers yet, since I was on my temp tags. When the cop found out he couldn't write me for the inspection stickers he went looking and found the snafu with the insurance paperwork, and I was technically not insured. had I not fought the ticket I would have had automatic suspension and points. But since I fought it the judge gave me a much lower fine and no points. Although I hate it when they say shit like "I can't let you out of here without giving you something" just shows how corrupt these bastards are.