Deferred Disposition

Deferred Disposition is usually a 90-day probationary period. During that time, you can not receive any other violation (moving or non-moving violations) nor have any charges filed against you by the State of Texas.


The requirements are as follows:

  1. You must have a valid Texas driver's license. (Commercial License holders may not be placed on deferred disposition for moving violations)
  2. The violation, which you are charged, cannot be for:
    • Speeding 25 mph or more above the posted speed limit.
    • Passing a School Bus.
    • Cited while driving in a Construction Zone when workers were present.
  3. You must pay the deferral fee at the time of your request on or before the appearance date assigned.
  4. Your case will be placed on probation for 90 days.
  5. If you are under 25, you must complete an approved driving safety course; if you hold a provisional license, you must complete a driving examination by DPS.


Failure to pay your Deferred fine by the appearance date, deferral due date, or receiving a violation during your deferral period will violate your Deferred Disposition Order. Failure to comply with any part of the Deferral Order may result in a fine and a conviction reported on your driving record.

Note: If you have a commercial driver's license and are cited for a moving violation, you are not eligible for Deferred Disposition.

Application Request for Deferred