Deferred Disposition

Deferred Disposition - Traffic Offenses Only

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.