Deferred Disposition is a way of having your citation dismissed. In order to have your ticket dismissed, you must complete a probationary period in which no additional convictions are received and all requirements imposed in the deferral conditions are satisfied.
If you are interested in disposing of your case through deferred disposition, you must request deferred disposition from the court either in person or by mail. You may also request deferred at your court appearance that is listed on your citation.
You may download your APPLICATION FOR DEFERRED DISPOSITION here.
If you make your request by mail please print the application for deferred disposition from the forms page on the website.
The following are the standard ELIGIBILITY requirements:
- You must not have been cited for speeding 25 miles per hour or more over the posted speed limit, or more than 90 miles per hour. You must not have received a citation in a work zone with workers present, or you have outstanding warrants with the Town of Prosper.
- You must not have had deferred disposition in any court within one (1) year preceding the date of offense on your current citation.
- You will NOT be eligible for deferred disposition if you hold a Commercial Driver’s License, regardless of whether you were in a Commercial Motor Vehicle or personal vehicle.
- Deferred Disposition can only be approved after a plea of guilty or no contest is entered with the Court. This plea can be entered on the application for deferred disposition or in person at the court office.
- You must pay a special expense fee and court costs in full along with your request to be approved. This fee can be found on the court fines web page. Special expense fee and court costs is as follows for eligible violations:
||Offense prior to 01/01/14
||Offense after 01/01/14|
|Not In School Zone
|In School Zone
- If you are WERE UNDER THE AGE OF 25 ON THE DATE OF THE OFFENSE YOU ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE A SIX (6) HOURS DRIVER SAFETY COURSE. SEE THE APPLICATION FOR DEFERRED FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
- You must not be convicted of any other violation of the law which occurs during the deferral period..
- If the above conditions are not met, the judgment of guilty will be come final and will be reported as a conviction as required by law.
- You must hold a valid driver’s license that is not suspended or revoked.
- You must provide proof of liability insurance, if you do not show proof or you were cited for no insurance and can not provide proof of insurance you will not be eligible for Deferred Disposition
- If you fail to comply with any one of the requirements per the Judge’s order of deferred disposition you will be notified by mail to appear for a show cause hearing, if you fail to appear for a show cause hearing, warrants will be issued.
If you have any questions about your citation or deferred disposition, you may contact the court by phone: (972)347-3020. A phone call is not considered an appearance and deferred disposition cannot be set up over the phone.
Note: Due to Legislative updates new taxes and fees are being implemented and all fines are subject to change without notice.