Deferred Disposition

You may be eligible for deferred disposition and have your violation dismissed. However, you will lose that right if you do not request deferred disposition at the court on or before your initial appearance date.

Qualifications
Qualifications are as follows:
  • If charged with speeding, you were not exceeding the speed by more than 24 miles per hour.
  • The offense did not occur in a construction zone with workers present.
  • This violation did not result in an accident.
  • You are not a holder of a commercial driver's license.
  • You were not charged with passing a school bus with lights flashing.
Additional Disqualifications
Disqualifications are not limited to the above list of qualifications, for instance: if you have a commercial driver's license you are not eligible for deferred disposition. Deferred disposition may not be granted due to the charge against you. All requests that are denied may be set for court so that you may discuss your specific situation with the judge.

How to Request Deferred Disposition
All deferred disposition requests must be made in person at the Municipal Court Office at 98 Lakeshore Drive in El Lago or by contacting the Court Administrator by calling 281-326-4413.

After Approval
Upon approval of deferred disposition your case will be placed on probation for a period of 90 days. If you are under the age of 25, you are required by law to complete a defensive driving course as a condition of your deferral. Court costs and special expense fees apply; contact the court for specific information.

Failure to Comply
Failure to pay your fees by the appearance date, deferral due date, or receiving a violation during your deferral period will violate your deferred disposition order. Failure to comply with any part of the deferral order will result in a conviction reported on your driving record and a capias warrant may be issued.