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Yes, you can file a motion in the court
through the clerk's office to either accelerate the trial
date or to ask the court for a continuance based on you being out of state and have them continue it until after you return. Also, if you choose you can go to court and speak to the prosecutor and seek to make a plea agreement
for an adjournments in contemplation of dismissal, under NY Criminal
Procedure 170.55, which is where you pay the fine and then the charge is subsequently dismissed and it would not be on you record as a guilty upon dismissal of the case (usually after no further charges within 6 months).
These are your options for dealing with this matter prior to the set court date.
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