When you get a speeding ticket, the officer will generally advise
you of what you are being ticketed for, give you the ticket to review
and have you sign it. Signing the ticket is not an admission of guilt;
it simply certifies that you received the ticket and were advised of
the charges against you. Don't lose the ticket-it has important
information on it regarding who to contact to pay your fine and the
date you are supposed to appear in court.
Once the officer lets you move on, you simply have to decide how you
want to proceed and let the court know. If you choose not to pay the
fine ahead of time, make sure that you do attend the court date.
Likewise, if you just want to plead guilty but can't afford to pay the
fine, you should still attend the court date and explain that to the
judge. Don't simply try to ignore the problem. Ignoring it won't make
it go away, can increase your fines and can even result in a warrant
for your arrest.