What is Deferred Disposition for a Traffic Ticket?

If you have received a traffic ticket, you may be eligible to keep the ticket off your record by having an attorney get you deferred disposition. Deferred disposition is your chance to keep the citation off your record and avoid higher insurance rates, surcharges with the State, and other complications that arise from having a conviction on your driving record. It is important to note that drivers who hold a commercial driver’s license are not eligible for deferred disposition.

Deferred Disposition often involves paying a fine as well as other conditions. A common requirement attached to a deferred disposition agreement is that the driver does not receive any additional violations or citations for a certain time period. Courts typically assess the deferral period for a period of more than thirty, but less than one hundred and eighty days (30-180). If the terms of the deferred disposition are met, the case is dismissed by the Court and not reported to DPS. However, in the event that the driver did not fulfill his or her obligations, the violations will become a conviction and reported to DPS.

Deferred disposition is one of the options available to you when you received a citation. Determining whether Deferred Disposition is right for you requires the knowledge and experiences of attorneys who handle these types of cases on a regular basis. If you have received a traffic citation anywhere in south Texas, contact the attorneys at Carabin Shaw to determine whether Deferred Disposition is the right option for you.

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