Deferred Disposition Info
If you would like to request deferred disposition, please do not pay your fine ahead of time. Please follow the instructions as presented below.
DEFERRED DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS
If you have received a citation(s) and you are not a holder of a commercial driver’s license you may be granted deferred disposition. On a plea of guilty or no contest the Court may defer entering a finding of guilt and place you on probation for a period not to exceed 180 days (at the Judge’s discretion). You will be required to post a bond (by cashier’s check or money order only) in lieu of the fine and costs. The Court, at the judge’s discretion, may impose additional sanctions.
You may in person or by mail complete the following:
- Enter a plea of guilty or no contest (Either on back of citation or stated in a signed letter)
- Request dismissal under Article 45.051 CCP (deferred disposition) **for multiple offenses please specify if request is for all offenses charged**
- Post a bond in the amount of the fine and state court costs and a $50 deferral fee. Payment must be made by cashier’s check or money order only for the total amount due. No partial payment accepted for deferral unless prior approval by the Judge.
All of the above items has to be posted marked by the date in the lower left hand section on the citation. If postmarked after that date, deferred disposition is not an option.
If you are under the age of twenty five (25) a person requesting deferred disposition is also required by Texas law to also complete a defensive driving course as a term of the deferred disposition within the deferred period.
If you qualify for deferred disposition submit the Deferred Disposition Form found below:
Deferred Disposition Form