Are you planning to handle your traffic citation yourself? Did you spend hours researching and looking up traffic laws so that when you go to court you can prove the citing officer wrong? Yet with all that effort you were still found guilty? We know how it feels it!! Well, this is your lucky day. You qualify to file a "Motion" or a "trial de novo" to get a new Trial date to appeal the Court's decision. However, take into consideration that if it has been more than 21 days after the trial, not every court will grant your motion to re-appear. Every court has its own rules for granting or denying motions based on its own guidelines and cut off dates.