Deferred Disposition

Deferred Disposition is a type of probation that can dismiss your citation if you meet certain criteria. Please call us at 903-237-1186 to see if your citation(s) qualify.

Advantages

If you successfully comply with the conditions of the deferred agreement, the case will be dismissed by the Court and will not be reported as a conviction to Department of Public Safety (DPS).

Failure to Comply

If you fail to comply with the conditions of the deferral, the court will require your appearance at a Show Cause hearing. In this case, the notice will be mailed to you at the last known address the court has on file.

If you fail to appear at the Show Cause hearing, a conviction will be reported on your driving record and a capias pro-fine warrant for your arrest will be issued if applicable.

Not Eligible

A defendant is not eligible for deferred disposition if:

• The defendant is/was a holder of a commercial driver's license at the time of the offense;
• The offense occurred in a construction or maintenance work zone with workers present;
• The offense involves passing a school bus
• The offense involves speeding in excess of 30 miles per hour (mph)