Deferred Disposition

Deferred disposition is a process in which the judge requires the defendant to adhere to certain conditions. If a defendant successfully complies with the conditions, the case will be dismissed. If the defendant does not comply with the terms of probation, a fine may be assessed and a conviction entered on their driving record.

Deferred Disposition requirements:

You are eligible to set up Deferred Disposition at the Clerk's Window prior to your court date if:
  • Upon entry of a 'guilty' or 'no contest' plea
  • The offense did not involve an accident
  • For speeding violations; speed is less than 25 MPH over the posted limit
  • Have proof of a valid Driver's License
The term of the Deferred Disposition is 180 days.  The standard city fine and cost will be assessed and the required special expense fee of $50 will be added.   The defendant will be required to:
  • Make full payment of all fines, costs, and special expense fees 
  • Avoid any additional Traffic Code offenses during the deferral; and
  • If under the age of 25 years at the time of the violation, complete a 6 hour driving safety course and return the certificate of completion during the deferral period; and
Violations that are NOT eligible for Deferred Disposition:
  • Cases with a Juvenile defendant (any person under the age of 17)
  • Passing an Authorized Emergency Vehicle
  • Passing a School Bus
  • Speeding more than 25 MPH over the posted speed limit
  • Assault Cases