Can a citation for school bus stop arm violation be dismissed for recording the incorrect date and time of alleged offence on the citation? I have a court date today for this citation. I cannot afford an attorney. I didn't break any Mn. law having to do with school bus stop arm violation. My plan is to bring proof of income and ask for a court appointed attorney. There are more details and history of police stops without being ticketed. I have never been charged with a traffic violation. Unsure if asking to speak to the DA, or judge before the court appearance time is an option? Or a good idea without an attorney? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!