On the road is not the place to argue a summons. If you feel you are innocent f some or all charges, court is the forum to argue your case. Take some time and PREPARE for court. Reasearch the code sections you are charged with to see EXACTLTY what the code requires of you. If you are definitely in violation of a minor charge, don't waste your time and your credibility arguing a moot point. Also this will boost your credibility for a more serious charge where there is a more fluid definition of the law.
For example.. if your law says licence plates must be bolted to the vehicle and yours are zip tied... Well that is not what the law says they have to be.. so man up, grin and take responsibility. This will help you when the more important "Fail to Yield" comes up when there are two opinions (vantage points) and the code section is not as restrictive (such as feet etc) as to what constitutes what. See?? Be RESPECTFUL in court and your presentation. You are NOT there to belittle the police officer or place blame. You are there to explain your position and why you did not violate the law of which you were accused. Also, upscale dress is a plus too, khakis and dress shirt (tucked in) and no "kicks" will be a great jump start. Look different from the majority of the attendees in a good way. Nice clothes and demeanor cannot make a violation disappear, but alters the Judges perception a lot when given disgression and a choice.
Judges (and police officers) are "human" too and appreciate a breath of fresh air and honesty with the taking of responsibility.
If You're SCARED... SAY You're SCARED...