Ticket Information

If you have committed an offense, and know you will have to pay a fine, there are two other ways to avoid conviction. Either complete a “Driving Safety Course” (DSC) or be granted “Deferred Disposition.”

  1. Driving Safety Course (DSC)
  2. Deferred Disposition


  • Any moving violation (not for “paperwork offense” such as inspection, registration or defective equipment)
  • Commercial Drivers License Holders are not eligible
  • Must not be taking DSC for another offense
  • Must not have taken DSC in past year to dispose of another offense
  • Must request before appearance date or will require Judge’s approval
  • Requires plea of “No Contest” or “Guilty”
  • Valid Texas Auto Liability Insurance
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License

Offenses Excluded

  • Failure to Stop and Render Aid
  • Failure to Stop at Accident - Damage
  • Offenses in construction zones when workers are present
  • Passing a School Bus
  • Speeding 25 miles or more over the speed limit
  • Speeding 95 miles or more over the speed limit

Length of Probation

  • 90 days (3 months)

Costs Up Front

  • Call the Court for the amount

Extra Expenses

  • $12 to Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • $25 to $100 for certified driver safety course

Conditions of Probation

  • Obtain driving record from DPS
  • Provide court with driving record and certificate of course completion before end of probation period
  • Take a Texas Education Agency (TEA) approved driving safety course

Penalty for Non-Compliance

  • Conviction
  • Offense reported to DPS
  • Payment of fine
  • Potential warrant for arrest if fine remains unpaid

View and Pay Cases Online

Contact Us

Please contact our office at 972-434-7100 before your appearance date regarding this process; we do not accept personal checks.

Department of Public Safety Driving Record

Visit the Department of Public Safety Driving Record.