Deferred Disposition

The court may, at its sole discretion, defer disposition on your case. The fine must be paid in addition to a $40 administrative fee. If you complete the required terms, the case is dismissed at the end of a period of 90 days.

You may request deferred disposition for:

  • Moving violations and you were not charged with driving 25 miles or more over the speed limit
  • You were not driving over 95 miles per hour
  • You do not have a CDL license
  • You are not currently on deferred disposition with this court
  • You were not charged with speeding in a construction zone

Note: If you are under the age of 25, you will be required to turn in a certificate showing you completed a Texas Driver’s Safety Course during your 90 day deferral period.

If you request deferred disposition, and the court approves it you will be placed on a probationary period for 90 days in the city of Van Alstyne. At the end of the 90 day period if you have not received any additional citations your case will be dismissed and never reported to your driver’s record. If you receive an additional citation during your deferral period, you will be required to appear at a show cause hearing to speak with the judge. If you fail to appear at the show cause hearing, both citations will be reported as convictions on your driver’s record.