What is deferred disposition?
Deferred disposition is an option that may be available for those interested in citation dismissal. For successful completion of program requirements, a probationary period must be completed in which no additional convictions are received and all requirements imposed in the deferral are satisfied.
Those interested in disposing of a case through deferred disposition must request deferred disposition from the court either online, in person, by mail or via fax.
The following are the standard eligibility requirements:
- You must not have been cited with speeding 25 miles per hour or more over the posted speed limit.
- You must not have had deferred disposition in any court within one (1) year preceding the date of offense on your current citation.
- You will not be eligible for deferred disposition if you hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL), or held a commercial driver’s license when the offense was committed regardless of whether you were in a commercial vehicle or personal vehicle or car.
- Deferred disposition can only be approved after a plea of guilty or no contest is entered with the court.
- In addition, you must pay the fine amount and applicable fees in full after your request is approved.
- If the citation was issued on, or after, Sept. 1, 2005 for a moving traffic violation, completion of a six-hour defensive driving course is required if under 25 years of age on the date of the offense.
- You must not be convicted of any other violations of the law which occur during the deferment period.
- If the above conditions are not met, a judgment of guilty will be entered, and you will have to pay the fine in full.
SUBMITTING a PRINTED Deferred Disposition Affidavit
- Email a scanned copy to the Court at email@example.com; or
- Mail a completed copy to the Court at P.O. Box 152288 Irving, TX 75015-2288; or
- Fax a printed copy to the Court at (972) 721-2383. Please note that if you request deferred disposition by fax, the court will not respond back to you by fax. Any correspondence or notices sent by the court will be by mail or email.
If you fail to comply with any of the requirements of the judge’s order of deferred disposition, your case may be placed in warrant. If you think your case may be in warrant status, call the Warrant Division at (972) 721-2671 immediately or make a personal appearance at the court clerk window for an update on the status of your case.