Deferred Disposition is a form of probation which, if successfully completed, can result in the dismissal of the charge against you. Request for Deferred Disposition must be made in open court before the judge. Should the request be granted the defendant is ordered to pay a fine and court costs.
The Municipal Court Judge will assign a probationary period of 90 to180 days depending on the violation. During this time the defendant must not be convicted for a similar offense. Receiving such a conviction will revoke the existing deferred condition, and all convictions will be reported as required by law.
With successful completion of the terms and conditions of the Deferred Disposition there is not a final conviction. For additional questions about deferred disposition, please contact the court clerk at 214- 987-5331.