About three weeks ago I got a ticket for unsafe backing. I was in a parking lot and grazed against a car scraping some of my paint off on the car. I got out of my car and checked to see if there was any damage. As far as I could tell, there was no damage. I thought about leaving a note but decided not to and drove away. Next, this lady (she was a witness) calls the police and the police call my house telling me to get back down to the site of the "accident" immediately and I am going to be charged with hit and run. When I got to the parking lot the owner of the car I scraped was standing outside of his car just finding out about what happened. He says something along the lines of "Its ok, everyone does that." The cop tells me that he is going to charge me with unsafe backing instead of hit and run.
That's the story. Now for my question. Should I go to traffic court or just pay the $105 fine. If I go to court that is an extra $45 dollar fee and a possible fine reduction. The guy didn't turn in an insurance claim but I feel like my age (16) will work against me because they are trying to teach me a lesson
sparknotes: I got a traffic ticket and I don't know whether I should pay the fine or go to court and try to get a fine reduction/points off my license because the guy didn't file an insurance claim
I live in Colorado if that matters
That turned out way longer than I thought it would