Court & Detention Services - Deferred Disposition
When a Defendant successfully completes Deferred Disposition by paying the required fee and complying with all terms of the probation, his or her case will be dismissed and there will be no conviction entered. However, if any term of Deferred Disposition is not met by a Defendant, a judgment of “Guilty” may be entered and a conviction may be entered.
Mail-in Deferred Disposition (Video, 16.2 MB, Note: may take time to download)
PROCEDURE TO REQUEST DEFERRED DISPOSITION BY MAIL
Defendants have 21 days to enter a plea on all citations issued in the City of Dallas. If no action is taken on a citation, a warrant of arrest may be issued. Defendants are eligible to request Deferred Disposition by mail within 60 days of receiving a citation, even if the case is in “Alias Warrant” status.
You may request deferred disposition via mail by entering a plea of “Guilty” or “No Contest” and submitting Documents 1 – 4 below:
Deferred Disposition Fee Schedule
Mail the documents 1 – 4 listed above to:
You must not currently be on probation from a previous request for Deferred Disposition. Defendants who are 25 years of age or younger must complete a driving safety course as a condition of probation
Request for deferred disposition by mail will not be accepted for:
Other offenses may not be approved for deferred disposition at the discretion of the judge.
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