Deferred Disposition

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If you are not eligible for a Driver Safety Course dismissal, you might still be able to get your case dismissed by successfully completing a Deferred Disposition "probation."

What is Deferred Disposition?

Deferred Disposition is a suspended sentence (probation). Upon your plea of "Guilty" or "No Contest," the Court may defer a finding of guilt until a later date, assess a fine and court costs, and order you to comply with certain terms and conditions for a certain period of time. If you successfully comply with the terms and conditions, your case will be dismissed without a conviction.

Apply in Person

If you wish to request Deferred Disposition, you may apply in person any time during business hours before your scheduled Court date. The Court Clerk will help you complete all the paperwork in just a few minutes.

Apply by Phone

If you wish to request Deferred Disposition without coming to Court, the Court Clerk can assist you with the application procedure. Call 281-351-7498 prior to the appearance date listed on your citation. Your "probation" (deferment period) does not begin until you complete all the paperwork, pay your fees, and obtain approval from the Court.

Complying With the Terms and Conditions

  • If you comply with all the terms and conditions until the end of your deferment period, your case will be dismissed.
  • If you fail to comply with the terms and conditions of your Deferred Disposition, and if you fail to show good cause as to why you did not comply, a judgment of guilt will be imposed and an additional default fine will be assessed.