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Deferred Disposition

You may be eligible for deferred disposition upon receiving a citaion if:

  1. You have not disposed of a citation in the past 12 months by deferred probation
  2. You are ineligible to take a Driving Safety Course (ineligibility is if a Driving Safety Course has been taken for any court within the past 12 months)
  3. You receive a citation for a moving violation and do not possess a valid Texas Driver’s License but possess a valid out of State Driver’s License;
  4. You do not possess a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

Requests for deferred disposition probation for certain offenses or requests for multiple violations to be deferred may require an appearance before the Judge.

A person must make a request in writing or appear in person before the Municipal Court within 10 calendar days from the issuance date of the ticket to request this option. For your convenience, a signature line is provided on the back of the copy of the citation issued to you for you to enter your plea. If mailing your request, please indicate, in writing, to the court if you are requesting the court to grant you the Deferred Disposition Probation Program.

If mailing the above items, please be sure to include your name and address so the Order Granting Deferred Probation can be returned to you with the compliance requirements and compliance due date.

A person may also be required to do one or more of the following to comply with probation:

  1. Pay an Deferral/Special Expense Fee (this is usually the original fine amount plus $40.00)
  2. Take a Driving Safety Course
  3. Complete Community Service Hours
  4. Complete an Alcohol Awareness Education course
  5. Complete a Tobacco Awareness Education course
  6. Not receive any other violations during the Probation period
  7. Obtain a valid Driver’s License
  8. Obtain proof of valid insurance
  9. Submit to the court a compliance affidavit

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