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Deferred Disposition is a form of probation which, if successfully completed, can result in the dismissal of the charge against you. Request for Deferred Disposition must be made in open court before the judge.  Should the request be granted the defendant is ordered to pay a fine and court costs. 

Overview of Deferred Disposition

The Municipal Court Judge will assign a probationary period of 90 to180 days depending on the violation.  During this time the defendant must not be convicted of a similar offense.  Receiving such a conviction will revoke the existing deferred condition, and all convictions will be reported as required by law.  

  • 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.
  • If you have a Provisional or Learner Driver License, you will be required to complete an exam at the Department of Public Safety and take a Driver Safety Course as a term and condition of the Deferred Disposition.
  • Defendants who hold a Texas Commercial Driver License do not qualify for Deferred Disposition.

With successful completion of the terms and conditions of the Deferred Disposition there is not a final conviction. For additional questions about deferred disposition, please contact the court clerk at 214- 987-5331.