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:
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.