Deferred Disposition

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What is Deferred Disposition?


Deferred Disposition is when the Court defers disposition without entering an adjudication of guilt and orders imposition of a deferred disposition fine and court costs.  The Court will place you on a deferred disposition probation for a period not to exceed 180 days and may require certain conditions/requirements.  If you successfully comply with the conditions of the agreement, then the case will be DISMISSED by the Court and not reported as a conviction. 

What is required at the time I request Deferred Disposition? 

 
Request must be made on or before your appearance date.  Requests are encouraged by email, mail, or drop box.
  • Proof of valid Driver’s License (NO CDL) or State-issued ID non-moving violations
  • Plea of No Contest or Guilty, waiver of jury trial
  • Deferred Disposition Fine set by the Judge plus court costs  (See Fine Schedule or contact the court for amount.)
  • Request for Deferred Disposition (Deferred Request Form)

If Deferred Disposition is granted, what are the conditions?

(May not contain a complete listing.)
  • The probationary period will be determined by the Judge not to exceed 180 days.  No tickets in the City of Celina during deferral period.  
  • Under 25 years of age, shall complete State-approved Driver Safety Course
  • Provisional Driver License – Complete a DPS-administered Driving Road Test and complete State-approved Driver Safety Course
  • Insurance Offenses - Must maintain insurance during deferral period

What would make me ineligible for Deferred Disposition?

(May not contain a complete listing.)
  • The driver is a holder of a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • The offense occurred in a construction or maintenance work zone when workers were present
  • The Defendant was involved in an accident resulting in property damage or personal injury
  • The offense involves passing a school bus
  • The offense involves failing to obey a school crossing guard
  • The offense involves speeding in excess of 30 mph or more over the posted speed limit; excess of 85 mph.
  • The offense involves personal citizen complaints
  • I was granted deferred disposition within the last twelve (12) months in the City of Celina
  • I am currently on deferred disposition in the City of Celina or another jurisdiction 

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