Code of Criminal Procedure Article 45.54
Suspension of Sentence and Deferral of Final Disposition
Required for consideration of Deferred Disposition in Justice Court, Pct. 04
- Defendant is allowed to be on Deferred Disposition once a year in this court.
- The defendant must enter a plea of no contest or guilty and make a request to the court for Deferred Disposition.
- The request for Deferred Disposition must be made by the due date of the ticket; a one-time ten (10) day extension may be given. You may request this extension in person or by phone.
- If the request for Deferred Disposition is made by mail, it must be post marked on or before the due date of the ticket, if it is mailed on the due date it must be sent by certified mail.
- The amount of the fine and the court costs must be paid at the time of your request.
For Moving Violations
- The defendant must meet the same requirements as those for taking a Driver Safety Course.
- The defendant must have a valid Texas driver’s license or license from state of residency. A copy of the driver’s license is to be submitted at the time of the request.
- The defendant must provide proof of financial responsibility and be listed as a driver on the policy or insurance card. A copy of the insurance card or policy is to be submitted at the time of the request.
When a request is made to the court in a timely manner and all the requirements are met, the defendant will be granted deferred disposition.