Deferred Disposition

Dismissing a Case

Judges may defer disposition for cases. If the case is eligible for deferred disposition and the defendant completes the required terms, it is dismissed. Deferred disposition is 90 days of unsupervised probation. During the deferral period, you cannot receive another violation of the same nature.


To qualify for deferred disposition, you cannot currently be on a deferred disposition program at this court or any court. You cannot have completed a deferred disposition program in the last 12 months. If you received a moving violation, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You are not currently participating in a deferred disposition in any other court.
  • You did not possess a commercial driver’s license at the time of the offense.
  • You have not participated in any deferred disposition program during the past one year (calculated from date of previous dismissal to the date of your current citation) in this court.
  • Your violation was not in a construction / work zone with workers present.


You may not be eligible for deferred disposition for the following moving violations:

  • Cases in which an accident occurred with bodily injury
  • Speeding more than 30 MPH over limit 
  • Passing a school bus
  • Passing an emergency vehicle

Additional Requirements
If you are 24 or younger you will be required to complete a Driver’s Safety Course as a condition of your deferral if you received a citation for a moving violation.

Application Process
If you are eligible, you may sign up for deferred disposition by mailing the affidavit and payment to the court on or before your appearance date or sending request via email to Please call the court for the deferred fee on your violation.

  • Do not pay till you receive confirmation from the Lake Dallas court and order has been approved. (request done by email)
  • Required fees and affidavit (request done by mail)
  • The Deferred Disposition Affidavit Form