My experience is a lot of times you get a very high fine or double offense knowing that a plea bargain will still ding you, meaning you'll get one of the charges or a reduced, still high fine. They are expecting you to plea bargain even in this case still a high fine. I'd take that if I were you. Here in Mass you'd have to pay to get a court date anyway and if the policeman shows up and you put the system through the drama, you'll get the highest charge. IMHO.