Deferred Disposition

Dismissing a Case

Judges may defer disposition for cases. If the case is eligible for disposition and the defendant completes the required terms, it is dismissed. Deferred disposition is up to six-months 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
  • Speeding more than 25 mph over limit
  • Traffic-related offenses involving a school bus

Note: You may request Deferred Disposition for only one moving violation.

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.

Application Process

If you are eligible, you may sign up for deferred disposition by sending the following three items to the court or appearing at the court on or before your appearance date:

  • Required fee (the same amount as the fine amount listed on your ticket or brochure)
  • The Deferred Disposition Request Form (see brochure)
  • The Deferred Disposition Affidavit Form (see brochure)

Note: If you would like to request deferred disposition for any offense other than a moving violation you must schedule a court appearance.