my dad went to court to fight a $44 parking ticket which he legitimately didn't deserve. Cop didn't show, he was like "ok."
in his case, $44 isn't the problem, he just wanted to prove that people should be able to park in the place. so he almost failed by not having the cop show up. haha
anyway, you should go to court, maybe he doesn't show, maybe they reduce your fine/points, maybe you learn your lesson? aka getting a radar detector. my friend got a legit one on ebay for $60. no more speeding tickets. ever.