In Virginia ( where I live now), the first-time offenders can usually get a waiver of their points. This is the reason why I would loke to go to the court. Of course, another reason is that I have time now----I am on bench. If I get an interview for tomorrow morning, I will not go to the court. Actually, I am a conservative driver and I have been trying to avoid such things. Going to the court is not a small business for me, because I am paid hourly.
It is not easy to play your trick in Virginia. If I want to postpose the date to go to the court, I must prepare some papers. Again, preparing the paper will cost me the time. If not for those points' sake, I would rather have paid the fine.