Deferred Disposition

Deferred Disposition

Deferred Disposition is a form of probation, which allows for dismissal of a citation if certain criteria are met.

Overview of Deferred Disposition:

  • With successful completion of Deferred Disposition, there is not a final conviction, and the complaint may not be used against you for any purpose. A conviction will not be reported.
  • The probationary period is 90 to 180 days and begins when the fees are paid.
  • If you were under 25 years of age at the time of the alleged offense and charged with a moving violation, you will be required to complete a driving safety course within 90 days as a term of your probation.

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.
  • You have been on Deferred Disposition for any other charge within the last 12 months.

To Apply for Deferred Disposition, You Must:

  • Appear on or before the appearance date on your citation.
  • Enter a plea of Guilty or No Contest.
  • Complete an Application for Deferred Disposition by appearing in person at the Court.
  • Pay the deferred fees in full. In most cases the deferred fee is the standard fine amount including court costs.

The judge may, in the judge’s sole discretion, defer disposition on a case. By State law, the holder of a commercial driver’s license (CDL) is not eligible for deferred disposition on moving traffic violations. Please contact the court to determine if you and/or your charge may meet the requirements to have the conviction on your case deferred pending satisfaction of special stipulations, court costs and special expense fees.

Children 10-16 Years Old

The judge may also, at his/her sole discretion, defer disposition on juvenile cases if it is their first offense. When the court grants deferred, all costs and fees must be paid. The court may also impose special terms or different types of stipulations required by law. If you complete the required terms and pay all court costs and special expense fees, the case is dismissed at the end of the designated deferral period. If these are not satisfied, the case will be assigned to a Show Cause docket and notice will be mailed. 

Contact Information

If you have non-legal advice questions, please contact the Municipal Court by calling 254-559-2160 or email

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