Deferred Disposition

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Fax: 817-617-3755
Emergencies: Dial 911
2600 Miller Lane

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Closed for Lunch
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday
1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
La asistencia en español está disponible de lunes a viernes
1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Bill Lane, Presiding Judge
  • Teresa Evans, Associate Judge/Magistrate
  • Michael S. Newman, Associate Judge/Magistrate
  • Craig Magnuson, Prosecutor

Request for Deferred Disposition
You may request Deferred Disposition by mail within thirty (30) days of the date your citation was issued. Upon receipt of the application and the administrative fee, your request will be forwarded to the Judge who determines program eligibility for the program. Since costs and fees will vary by offense cited, you will need to contact the Court to obtain the exact amount of the deferral fee owed for your citation(s). If your request for deferred disposition is granted, you will be placed on probation for a period of time not to exceed one-hundred eighty (180) days. You must not receive any other citations in the Town of Pantego during this probation period. YOU MUST CONTACT THE MUNICIPAL COURT FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON COMPLETING THE DEFERRED FORM.

You are not eligible for Deferred Disposition if:

  • You do not have a valid driver’s license; or
  • Your license is suspended; or
  • You received your ticket in a construction zone; or
  • You have warrants, past due fines, or charges to which you have not responded in the Town of Pantego; or
  • You have been approved for Deferred Disposition in the Town of Pantego within the last 6 months; or
  • You were speeding 25 or more miles per hour or more over the speed limit; or
  • You were speeding 16 miles per hour or more over the speed limit in a school zone; or
  • You received a ticket for not having current liability insurance and you were involved in an accident; or
  • You received a ticket for not having current vehicle liability insurance and you do not provide a copy of your current vehicle liability insurance; or
  • You have a commercial driver’s license (CDL)

Please note that you are not eligible for Deferred Disposition if any above apply.

If you are under 25 years of age, you may be eligible for deferred disposition only if you take a driver’s safety course after entering a plea.

Citation Dismissal After Probation
At the end of the deferral period, provided you have met all the conditions of your probation, the Judge will dismiss your citation. Dismissal of your citation will not affect your auto insurance rates or coverage and will not be reported to the Department of Public Safety.

Failure to Comply 
If you fail to comply with any one of the terms or conditions of your probation, the court will schedule a hearing to discuss your case with the Judge. If you do not appear at this hearing, a final judgment of guilty will be entered and a capias pro fine warrant for your arrest may be issued. The guilty conviction will be reported to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and will appear on your driving and/or criminal record.