Deferred Disposition is an option for individuals seeking to keep a violation from affecting their driving record and insurance rate. Deferred Disposition also keeps a conviction off an individual's criminal record, if the offense is a penal code offense (e.g. assault, public intoxication, etc.). If deferred disposition is successfully completed, the case will be dismissed.
Before you begin, please note that deferrals will not be accepted for the following violations:
Procedure to Request Deferred Disposition by Mail
You may request Deferred Disposition via mail by entering a plea of "Guilty" or "No Contest" and submitting Documents 1 – 4 below:
Mail the documents 1 – 4 listed above to:Clerk of the Court2014 Main Street Room 105Dallas, Texas 75201
Defendants who are younger than 25 years of age must complete a driving safety course as a condition of probation.
All Deferred Dispositions are subject to judicial review and approval.
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If you are charged with a driving offense, you may be eligible to take an approved driving safety course. If approved, the citation will be dismissed upon satisfactory completion of all conditions imposed.
If your violation is a driving offense and is not in warrant status, you may submit your application online. The link below will offer you a Driver Safety Course application
if you meet specified criteria. This option may not show if you do meet these criteria.
You may sign up in person at the Court
You may apply via mail if within the original 21 days from the date of the violation. Details below:
To be Eligible to Take a Driving Safety Course for Ticket Dismissal, You Must:
You are NOT Eligible to Take a Driving Safety Course for Ticket Dismissal if:
Once You Have Obtained Approval From the Court and Paid your Fees, You Must:
No extensions will be given
Where can you take a Driving Safety Course?
The driving safety course must be approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Court personnel cannot recommend a driving safety school. There are courses available online; however, not all courses online are State approved. Be careful to make sure they are approved by the State of Texas either through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation or have a statement that they are approved. Courses such as those offered by the National Safety Council and AARP are NOT approved courses.
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