Deferred Disposition

About Deferred Disposition

  • You may choose to request Deferred Disposition for your offense to keep the moving traffic violation from appearing on your driving record. Deferred Disposition is similar to probation.
  • Requests for Deferred Disposition on other offenses must be requested in court before the Judge. Offenses not qualifying for Deferred Disposition may be eligible for a Driving Safety Course.
  • The terms of the Deferred Disposition are 0-180 days. Court costs plus a special expense fee are assessed. All fees for the Deferred Disposition are to be collected when the order granting Deferred Disposition is prepared.
  • The Judge may require additional conditions. Deferred Disposition for any individual under the age of 25 years shall include a Driving Safety Course. The certificate must be returned to the court by the defendant no later than 90 days following the initial date of the Deferred Disposition term.
  • In no case is Deferred Disposition paperwork to be processed for a juvenile other than in open court with a parent or legal guardian.
  • In the event the defendant violates the terms of the Deferred Disposition, the defendant will be set for a show cause hearing.
  • In the event the defendant complies with the terms of the Deferred Disposition, an order for dismissal will be prepared and submitted to the Judge for signature.

Requirements

In order to request Deferred Disposition, the individual will be required to do the following:

  • Appear on or before the initial appearance date in person.
  • Enter a plea of guilty or nolo contendere (no contest).
  • Pay the Deferral Fee.
  • Meet any additional conditions or requirements ordered by the Judge.

Please note that not all violations are eligible for Deferred Disposition.  Please contact the Municipal Court office at 972-412-6222 to find out if your case is eligible.