Request for Deferred Disposition
You may request Deferred Disposition (PDF) in person or by mail within thirty (30) days of the date your citation was issued. You must contact the Court for instructions on completing the deferred form and to obtain your deferral fee. Upon receipt of the application and any administrative fees, your request will be forwarded to the Judge. If the Judge grants your request, you will be placed on probation for not more than one hundred eighty (180) days, during which you must not receive any citations in the Town of Pantego.
You are not eligible for Deferred Disposition if:
If you are under 25 years of age, you may be eligible for deferred disposition only if you take a Driving 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 (DPS).
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.
Nothing appearing on this site should be considered legal advice. If you have questions about your best course of action, what plea you should enter, your rights, or the consequence of a conviction, you should contact an attorney. The clerk, the judge, nor the prosecutor can give you legal advice. Neither the Municipal Court nor the Town of Pantego makes any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of the provided information and shall not be responsible for errors or omissions nor for results obtained from the application of provided information.