If you were issued a citation, the options you have to resolve your case can vary depending on many different factors including but not limited to: type of violation, severity of the offense, age of defendant, etc.  You must, however, enter your plea on or before the court appearance date shown on your citation.  The law requires that you appear in person or by mail to pay the fine and court costs on or before your court date.  You or your attorney may appear in person in open court or by mail.  A TELEPHONE CALL WILL NOT CONSTITUTE A COURT APPEARANCE, GRANT YOU ADDITIONAL TIME OR PRESERVE YOUR RIGHTS.