Deferred Disposition is authorized in Article 45.051 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. Deferred disposition is a method of having your traffic citation dismissed after satisfactory completion of a probationary period in which no additional convictions are received and all requirements imposed in the Deferral Agreement are satisfied.
Eligibility Requirements for Deferred Disposition
You must request Deferred Disposition on or before the appearance date on your citation.
You must not be currently on a Deferred Disposition.
You must waive your right to a jury trial.
You must enter a plea of guilty or no contest.
You must not receive another moving violation offense in the State of Texas within the deferral period (90 days).
You must pay all amounts due as ordered or scheduled.
If you are younger than 25 years of age you are required to complete a driving safety course approved under Chapter 1001, Education Code.
You Are Not Eligible for Deferred Disposition If
You were charged with speeding 25 miles or more over the speed limit.
You are charged with a violation in a construction or maintenance work zone when workers are present.
You hold a Commercial Driver's License or held one at the time you were cited for the offense.
You were charged with passing a stopped school bus.
You were charged with leaving a scene of an accident.
How to Submit Your Deferred Disposition Request
Submit the online application by using the link below.
Enter a plea of guilty or no contest.
Attach a copy of your driver's license.
Your request must be submitted no later than your appearance date. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Contact the Court to make the payment in the amount of your fine plus an additional $20.
Note: If your request for deferred disposition is granted, you will receive an order from the judge.