Some traffic tickets do not require a court appearance. Take a careful look at the bottom of your ticket to determine whether you need to appear in court at all. Many minor traffic tickets (such as a parking ticket) may be marked, No court appearance required. If your tickets is marked, Court appearance required, however, then you must appear on the date indicated on your ticket. However, if you live outside of New Jersey and the court accepts your application to plea by affidavit then your attorney’s appearance will be enough.