About Deferred Disposition
- You may choose to request Deferred Disposition to keep a moving traffic violation from appearing on your driving record. Deferred Disposition is similar to probation.
- Requests for Deferred Disposition on non-traffic violations must be requested in court before the Judge.
- The length of the Deferred Disposition period is typically 90-180 days. Court costs plus a special expense fee are assessed. All fees for the Deferred Disposition are to be collected when the order granting Deferred Disposition is prepared.
- The Judge may require additional conditions. Deferred Disposition for a moving traffic violation for any individual under the age of 25 years shall include a Driving Safety Course. The certificate must be returned to the court by the defendant no later than 90 days following the initial date of the Deferred Disposition term.
- In no case is Deferred Disposition paperwork to be processed for a juvenile other than in open court with a parent or legal guardian.
- In the event the defendant violates the terms of the Deferred Disposition, the defendant will be set for a show cause hearing.
- In the event the defendant complies with the terms of the Deferred Disposition, an order for dismissal will be prepared and submitted to the Judge for signature.
In order to request Deferred Disposition, the individual will be required to do the following:
- Appear on or before the initial appearance date in person.
- Enter a plea of guilty or nolo contendere (no contest).
- Pay the Deferral Fee.
- Meet any additional conditions or requirements ordered by the Judge.
- Speeding 25 mph over the limit or more.
- Speeding 95 mph or more.
- Failure to Give Information at Accident Scene.
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident.
- Passing a School Bus Loading or Unloading.
- Any offense committed in a construction zone with workers present.
- A serious traffic violation, which applies to commercial motor vehicle operators.
- IF YOU HOLD A COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE (CDL) AND ARE CITED WITH A MOVING VIOLATION YOU ARE DISQUALIFIED FROM DEFERRED DISPOSITION.