Deferred Disposition

Dismissing a Violation With Deferred Disposition

You may be eligible for deferred disposition and have your violation dismissed. All deferrals must be approved by the judge. However, you will lose that right if you do not request deferred disposition at the court on or before your initial appearance date. A plea of guilty or nolo contendere is required when the request is made.


Qualifications are as follows:

  • You were not charged with exceeding the speed limit by more than 24 mph
  • The offense did not occur in construction zone with workers present
  • This violation did not result in an accident
  • You are not the holder of a commercial driver's license
  • You were not charged with passing a school bus with lights flashing

Additional Disqualifications

Disqualifications are not limited to the above list of qualifications, for instance: if you have a commercial driver's license you are not eligible for deferred disposition. Deferred disposition may not be granted due to the charge against you.

After Approval

Upon approval of deferred disposition your case will be placed on probation for a period of 180 days. If you are under the age of 25 you are required by law to complete a defensive driving course as a condition of your deferral. Court costs and special expense fees apply-contact the Court for specific information.

Failure to Comply

Failure to pay your fees 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 will result in a conviction reported on your driving record.

All requests must be made in person at the Municipal Court office or by certified letter on or before your initial appearance date.