Deferred Disposition

Definition

Deferred Disposition is a type of probation that can dismiss your citation if you meet certain criteria. You will be on probation for up to 60 days, depending on the kind of violation.

Advantages

When you successfully complete deferred disposition, there is no final conviction and the complaint may not be used against you for any purpose. A conviction will not be reported.

Eligibility

You must answer the following questions to determine if you qualify for deferred disposition:

  • Do you have a valid driver's license?
  • Was there an accident involved at the time you received your citation?

Your answers will determine whether you are eligible for deferred disposition; if you are under 25 you will be required to take a driver safety course as a condition of deferred disposition.

If you qualify, please fill out the Request for Deferred Disposition Form (PDF). You will be required to pay a $25 special expense fee and court costs when submitting the form to the Municipal Court. 

Disqualifiers

Disqualifying factors include:

  • You were charged with going 25 miles or more over the speed limit.
  • You are charged with a violation in a construction or maintenance work zone when workers are present.
  • You hold a commercial driver's license or held one at the time you were cited for the offense.