Adults The judge may, in the judge’s sole discretion, defer disposition on a case. By State law, the holder of a commercial driver’s license (CDL) is not eligible for deferred disposition on moving traffic violations. Please contact the court to determine if you and/or your charge may meet the requirements to have the conviction on your case deferred pending satisfaction of special stipulations, court costs and special expense fees.
Children 10-16 Years OldThe judge may also, at his/her sole discretion, defer disposition on juvenile cases if it is their first offence. When the court grants deferred, all costs and fees must be paid. The court may also impose special terms or different types of stipulations required by law. If you complete the required terms and pay all court costs and special expense fees , the case is dismissed at the end of the designated deferral period. If these are not satisfied, the case will be assigned to a Show Cause docket and notice will be mailed.
DRP-Through Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)The Driver Responsibility Program (DRP) establishes a system that authorizes the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to assess surcharges to an individual based on certain traffic offenses that have occurred on or after September 1, 2003. Individuals are notified by mail each time a surcharge is added to their driver record. Surcharges are in addition to other fees and do not replace a suspension, revocation, denial, disqualification or cancellation resulting from the same conviction.
This program was developed to encourage safe driving habits. It requires DPS to assess surcharges to individuals based on certain traffic offenses. These surcharges are assessed in two ways, a point system, and conviction based.
DPS offers programs that may reduce or waive surcharges. For more information about DRP, along with details on available surcharge discounts and other surcharge assistance programs, please visit, http://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/drp.htm.