Deferred Disposition

Advantages

If you successfully comply with the conditions of the deferred agreement, the case shall be dismissed by the Court and shall not be reported as a conviction to Department of Public Safety (DPS).

Failure to Comply

If you fail comply with the conditions of the deferral, the court will require your appearance at a show cause hearing that will be mailed to you at the last known address the court has on file.

If you fail to appear at the show cause hearing it will then result as a conviction on your driving record and a capias pro-fine will be issued if applicable.

Eligibility Requirements

A defendant is eligible for deferred disposition if:

  1. The defendant is charge with: Speeding Greater Than 10% Above Limit, Disregard an Official Traffic Control Device, Ran Stop Sign, Ran Red Light, Change Lane When Unsafe, Drove Improved Shoulder, Fail to Stop at Stop Sign, Stopping in an Intersection, Prohibited Crossing of Property
  2. The defendant provides proof of a valid drivers license (not restricted to Texas);
  3. 18 years of age or older at the time of the offense
  4. Pays the court cost and special expense fee up front or you may request 30 days to pay
  5. The defendant is not currently on a deferral with the City of Keene

Not Eligible

A defendant is not eligible for deferred disposition if:

  1. The defendant is/was a holder of a commercial driver's license at the time of the offense;
  2. The offense occurred in a construction or maintenance work zone with workers present;
  3. The offense occurred in a school zone;
  4. The defendant was involved in an accident resulting in property damage or personal injury;
  5. The offense involves passing a school bus;
  6. The offense involves failing to obey a school crossing guard; or
  7. The offense involves speeding in excess of 25 miles per hour (mph) or more over the posted limit or in excess of 70 mph

Ways to Request a Deferred Disposition

  1. Online
    Submit request online:http://keenetx.com/131/Online-Payments
  2. In Person
     When you appear in person the appropriate documentation will be filled out at the window and a copy will be given to you for your records. Please bring your drivers license.
  3. By Mail
    Complete the Deferred Disposition Request & Instructions
     Submit your request, copy of driver's license, and payment to the court office (money order or cashier's check only). It's recommended you contact the Court to verify your request was received and approved.