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Deferred Dispositions (Deferrals)

The Clerk may process deferred dispositions for a single violation only. The defendant can have no other pending violations, if so, he/she must see the Judge.  Any deferral given at the Clerk’s window will have a 90-day deferral period.  Payment in full will be due at the time the deferral is granted at the Clerk’s Window.

Failure to comply with the terms of your deferral will result in a Show Cause notice and a court date scheduled. Failure to show for the hearing will result in a conviction and Capias Pro Fine warrant for your arrest.

You are not eligible for a deferral at the window if:

  • Individuals 24 years of age or younger
  • You are currently on a deferral
  • Citations including Failed to Maintain Financial Responsibility, Driving While License Invalid, Alcohol Violations, Tobacco Violations
  • If your citations are in active warrant status
  • The defendant cannot currently be taking the Driving Safety Course.
The following offenses do not qualify for Deferred Disposition:

  • Anyone who holds a CDL at the time of the offense
  • Traffic offenses committed in a school zone
  • Passing a school bus
  • Serious traffic violations, as outlined by the Transportation Code, that apply to drivers with a CDL
  • Speeding 25 mph or more over the speed limit

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