Deferred Disposition

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Permits & Planning

Deferred Disposition

If you have received a moving violation, you may be eligible for Deferred Disposition and have your violation dismissed. However, you may lose that right if you do not request deferred disposition at the Court on or before your appearance date.  Must request in person.

Deferred Disposition is normally a 30 probationary period. During that time you can not receive any other violation (moving or non-moving violations) nor have any charges filed against you by the State of Texas.

The requirements are as follows:

  1. You must have a valid Texas driver’s license. (Commercial License holders may not be placed on deferred disposition for dismissal of a violation.)

  2. The violation, which you are charged, cannot be for:

    • Speeding 25 mph or more above the posted speed limit.

    • No insurance or failure to maintain financial responsibility.

    • Leaving the scene of a collision.

    • Passing a School Bus.

    • Cited while driving in a Construction Zone when workers were present.

  3. You must pay the deferral fee of at the time of your request on or before the appearance date assigned by the charging officer.

  4. Your case will be placed on probation for 30 days.

  5. If you are under 25 years of age, you must complete an approved driving safety course AND if you hold a provisional license, you must complete a driving examination by DPS.

Failure to pay your Deferred fine by the appearance date, deferral due date, or receiving a violation during your deferral period will violate your Deferred Disposition Order. Failure to comply with any part of the Deferral Order may result in a fine and a conviction reported on your driving record.

Note: If you have a commercial driver’s license you are not eligible for Deferred Disposition.

You must appear in person to make this request.

Arcola Municipal Court

  • Arcola Municipal Court
    13222 Hwy 6
    Arcola, TX 77583
  • 281-431-0606
  • Monday through Friday
    8:00 AM to 4:30 PM