A summons means you must appear in court as outlined on the summons,
regardless of what you pay.
A judge has ordered to see you.
Not appearing will lead to the issuing of a warrant for your arrest.
ANY contact with the police or other agencies will require that they take you into custody.
Why not pay the bill if you can,
or set up a payment plan and get it in writing by e-mail.
Go to the summons,
show the judge and see what happens.
If they see a good faith effort,
they are more likely to be understanding than if you ignore what is required of you.