Deferred Disposition or probation is an alternative which results in a dismissal of your citation as long as you comply with the conditions of the court. Deferred requests can be made at the court clerk's office during regular working hours. You are not required to appear before the Judge.
- You must appear at the Municipal Court and enter a no contest or guilty plea.
- You will be required to pay a deferral fee that day.
- For all alcohol, state, tobacco, speeding violations 25 miles or over, and if an accident was involved at the time of the citation, you must set a court date to see the Judge to request a deferral.
- Must not have another pending deferred probation case in our court.
- The standard deferral period is 120 days.
- If you fail to comply with the conditions of the Deferred Disposition , the Court will schedule a Show Cause hearing before the Judge. If you fail to appear, the Judge will revoke the probation and a Capias Pro Fine warrant of arrest will be issued if the fine is not paid in full within 10 days.
- Anyone under 25 years old must also complete a Driving Safety Course as a term of the probation.
Commercial Drivers License
You must show a valid TX Driver's License and proof of liability insurance. Effective 9/3/03, if you possess a commercial drivers license, you cannot be granted a deferred or driving safety course, even if the violation occurred in a personal vehicle.