If a defendant is eligible to apply for a dismissal of their citation through a deferred disposition or by taking a defensive driving class, what does that mean and how does it work?
Both options will result in a dismissal of charge(s) upon successful completion of all required terms. If terms are not met by due date, there may be additional fees assessed and will result in a conviction on the charge(s) that will appear on your record.
Defensive Driving can only be taken for moving violations, and neither option is available if you are a CDL license holder or have a mandatory court appearance. All qualifications and specific requirements are listed on the pages for Defensive-Driving and Deferred Disposition