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Court Procedures

Deferred Disposition

​​​​​​​​​​Deferred Disposition Eligibility

Deferred Disposition is an option you may be able to request to keep a violation off of your record. Deferred disposition is available for most offenses.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You are not eligible for deferred disposition if:
    • you held a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) on the offense date or you currently hold a (CDL); or
    • the offense occurred in a construction zone with workers present.
  • You will need to set a court date to request deferred disposition if:
    • you completed deferred disposition and received a dismissal of a traffic violation through deferred within the past 12 months;
    • you are currently on deferred disposition for a traffic violation in Coppell or another jurisdiction;
    • you were cited for one of the following:
      • speeding 25 mph over the speed limit, or in excess of 95 mph;
      • involved in an accident resulting in property damage or personal injury; or
      • passing a school bus.
  • If you are under age 25, you must complete a driving safety course as a condition of deferred disposition.
  • If you are under 25 and hold a provisional license, you must complete a driving safety course and be examined by the Department of Public Safety as a condition of deferred disposition. ​

How Do I Request Deferred Disposition?

If you would like to request Deferred Disposition you must do the following:

1. Make your request for deferred disposition either in person, or in writing, or online before your appearance date.

 Deferred Disposition Form​ (Printable)

Deferred Disposition Request (Electronic)

2. Pay a fine and court costs ​on the day the deferred disposition request is submitted​. ​

What are the Conditions of Deferred Disposition?

Once the judge has granted your deferred disposition request, you will be placed on a probationary period, usually 90 days, and you must not receive another citation during that time. Other conditions may be imposed that you will be made aware of, if applicable.

If your case is for a traffic violation:

  1. if you are under 25 years of age, a Driving Safety Course (DSC) must be taken as a condition;

  2. if you have a provisional driver’s license (under age 18), examination by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is a condition. 

What Do I Do At the End of the Deferred Period?

Upon successful completion of the deferred period and timely return of all required documents, the violation will be dismissed. ​