Deferred Disposition

Code of Criminal Procedure Article 45.54

Suspension of Sentence & Deferral of Final Disposition

Requirements for consideration of Deferred Disposition in Justice Court, Precinct. 5:

  1. A defendant is allowed to be on Deferred Disposition once a year in this court.
  2. The defendant must enter a plea of no contest or guilty and make a request to the court for Deferred Disposition in person or by mail on or before the plea due date on the ticket.
  3. If the request for Deferred Disposition is made by mail, it must be post marked on or before the plea due date of the ticket.
  4. Contact the Court for the deferred fee amount as it may vary according to the offense.

Moving Violations

  1. The defendant must meet the same requirements as those for taking a Driving Safety Course.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Commercial Driver’s License Holders

Commercial Driver’s License Holders are not eligible.