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You can either hire a lawyer or show up yourself or hire a lawyer and show up.
realistically if you hire a lawyer then they can probably get a deal worked out so you don't have to show up. Maybe another one where you take a class or one where you get deferred adjudication and then when you complete the "probation time" without getting another ticket then the case just gets dismissed.
I've never heard anybody who hired a lawyer and regretted doing so although some grumble about the price. However, if you value your time they will usually save you enough time to justify the expense.
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