Some people prefer to simply pay the ticket and deal with the points on their license, increase in insurance premiums, and possible other negative consequences.  Other drivers who have received a speeding ticket in DC, may try to represent themselves in traffic court or at a DMV hearing.  This is certainly allowed and done with the hope the officer won’t show up in court, and they will win by default.  However, if you want to increase the odds of winning your fight, or you care about the consequences of not fighting, you should consider hiring a Washington, DC traffic violations defense lawyer.