Deferred Disposition

Deferred Disposition Procedure

You may be able to request that your ticket for a moving violation be dismissed by complying with the terms and conditions of Deferred Disposition.

However, you will lose that right if you do not provide written notice to the court of your desire to do so before your due date. A written deferred disposition notice is a notarized affidavit of eligibility or sworn request. Commercial drivers license holders do not qualify.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must provide proof of valid insurance and a valid Texas drivers license
  • You must enter a written plea of Guilty or No Contest
  • “You must pay the probationary fee in full by your court date. This fee is usually in the same amount as the standard fine for the offense plus $25.00 special expense fee.”
  • You can not have been charged with speeding in excess of 24 miles per hour over the posted limit,
  • You can not currently be on probation for another citation in Little Elm
  • You can not currently hold a commercial drivers license, and the offense can not have occurred in a construction zone with workers present.

Deferred Disposition Affidavit

You must provide the court with a sworn affidavit of eligibility listing all requirements that must be notarized and filed with the court by your court date. If you appear in person at the Court Clerk's Office, a Court Clerk will notarize the court's affidavit for you at no extra charge and take your payment of the probationary fee.

If you are under the age of 25 years old, or the offense occurred in a school zone, you must attend a Drivers Safety Course and present proof of completion to the court.

Probation Period

Upon court approval for Deferred Disposition, you will be placed on probation for a period not to exceed 6 months (usually 90 days, in certain cases 180 days) in order to comply with the terms and conditions of the court.


Upon completion of the terms and conditions of the probation, your ticket will automatically be submitted to the Judge for dismissal resulting in no conviction. Failure to comply with the terms of probation may result in the offense being reported to your driving record.