Deferred Disposition

Defendant may request Deferred Disposition in PERSON, by MAIL or ONLINE.

Click ONLINE PAYMENTS to request Deferred Disposition ONLINE.

Requests by mail need to include your name, ticket number, and a NOTARIZED written statement requesting Deferred Disposition that states you are not currently on deferred in any other jurisdiction.

Please include a clear copy of your current Driver's License and your insurance policy (name must appear on the policy) and a cashiers' check or money order for the court costs and the special expense fees.  

If you have received a violation, you may be eligible for Deferred Disposition and have your violation dismissed. 

Defendants not meeting such requirements may present their request for Deferred to the Court by setting the case on the Court’s “arraignment” or “pre-trial” docket.

MOVING VIOLATIONS

A defendant is eligible for deferred disposition at the Clerk’s window for a moving violation if: 

  1. The defendant shows proof of a valid Driver’s License (not restricted to Texas D.L.);  
  2. The defendant pays the court costs and the special expense fee, and any other fees, in full at the time of the request;
  3. The defendant has not been granted deferred in Taylor Lake Village within twelve (12) months of the date of the request;
  4. The defendant is not currently on deferred in any other jurisdiction;
  5. The defendant signs an affidavit requesting deferred disposition.
  6. The amount of the Special Expense Fee shall be the “window fine” as listed Common Fine Amountsplus $25.00 (twenty-five dollars.)
  7. If the Defendant is under the age of 25 (twenty-five) years, the Defendant must take a driver’s safety course as a condition of the deferred adjudication.
  8. Final disposition shall be deferred for 90 days. 

A defendant is not eligible for deferred disposition at the Clerk’s window for a moving violation if:

  1. The driver is the holder of a commercial driver’s license (CDL).
  2. The defendant was involved in an accident resulting in property damage or personal injury.
  3. The offense occurred in a construction zone, or maintenance work zone when workers were present.
  4. The offense involves passing a school bus.
  5. The offense involves failing to obey a school crossing guard.
  6. The offense involves speeding in excess of 30 mph over the speed limit.
  7. The case is in “warrant status,” as defined by the Court’s standing orders; or
  8. The defendant has been convicted of 3 or more moving violations in the State of Texas within the 3 years preceding the issuance of the current citation. 
NON-MOVING VIOLATIONS

A defendant is eligible for deferred disposition at the Clerk’s window for a non-moving violation if:

  1. The defendant pays the court costs and the special expense fee, and any other fees, in full at the time of the request;
  2. The defendant has not been granted deferred in Taylor Lake Village within twelve (12) months of the date of the current request for deferred; and
  3. The defendant is currently not on deferred in another jurisdiction.
  4. The amount of the Special Expense Fee shall be the “window fine” as listed Common Fine Amountsplus $25.00 (twenty-five dollars.) 
  5. Final disposition shall be deferred for 90 days. 

A defendant is not eligible for deferred disposition at the Clerk’s window for a non-moving violation if:

  1. The offense involves a violation of the Alcoholic Beverage Code;
  2. The offense is for DUI;
  3. The offense involves violations of Chapter 161 of the Texas Health and safety Code (tobacco violations);
  4. The offense involves personal complaints (citizen complaints);
  5. The defendant has been convicted of 3 or more non-moving violations in the State of Texas within the 3 years preceding the issuance of the current citation.
FAILURE TO MAINTAIN FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (No Insurance)

A defendant is eligible for deferred disposition at the Clerk’s window for the offense of failure to maintain financial responsibility if:

  1. The defendant pays the court costs and the special expense fee, and any other fees, in full at the time of the request; and
  2. The defendant has not been granted deferred in Taylor Lake Village within twelve (12) months of the date of the current request for deferred; and
  3. The defendant is not currently on deferred in another jurisdiction; and
  4. The defendant presents proof of financial responsibility that is valid on the day of the request; and
  5. The defendant agrees to maintain financial responsibility for the entire deferral period of 180 days and provide proof of compliance to the Court at the end of the period, either in person, or by mail.
  6. The amount of the Special Expense Fee shall be the “window fine” as listed Common Fine Amounts, plus $30.00 (thirty dollars.)

IT IS ORDERED that a penalty fine in the amount of $75.00 (seventy-five dollars), or up to the amount of the maximum amount of the fine, whichever is less, shall be added to the Special Expense Fee if the defendant appears or requests deferred at the court Clerk’s window after the due date indicated on the defendant’s citation.