Court? You must have been going terribly fast. You can almost always avoid going to court by pleading guilty and paying the fine. If you were truely speeding, this should not cause any heartburn.
Also, if you were truely speeding and going to court hoping to get a fine reduction or get off on a technicality, I would like to point out that this would be a terrible waste of our resources! I would prefer the police on the road doing their job and the courts locking up criminals. Does this sound too idealistic?
I admit I speed too, but I try to be responsible when I do it and I am willing to pay the consequences if I get caught.
Hope I did not offend anyone, but felt obligated to comment on this.