It never fails to amaze me. People will call me at the last minute before they have to show up for trial. Today I just got a call about a trial 100 miles away on Thursday morning. It's Tuesday afternoon now.
Here's the deal. If you got a ticket, hire a lawyer right away. I charge less money, take care of more of it for you, make sure the whole process is done right, and save you a lot of trouble.
If you call me later, my fee may be higher (if I have to adjust my schedule), and I have to deal with the mistakes you made along the way (like pleading guilty or asking for a supporting deposition). Save money and get it done right. Hire a traffic lawyer right away.