Deferred Disposition

Deferred disposition is a form of probation, which allows for dismissal of a citation if certain criteria are met.

Overview of Deferred Disposition

  • With successful completion of deferred disposition, there is not a final conviction and the complaint may not be used against you for any purpose. A conviction will not be reported.
  • The probationary period is 90 to 180 days and begins when the fees are paid. Do not use the online internet payment system for payment of your deferred disposition/probationary fees.
  • If you were under 25 years of age at the time of the alleged offense and charged with a moving violation, you will be required to complete a driver's safety course within 60 days as a term of your probation.


You are not eligible for deferred disposition if:
  • You were charged with speeding 25 miles or more over the speed limit.
  • You are charged with a violation in a construction or maintenance work zone when workers are present.
  • You hold a commercial driver's license.

How to Apply

To apply for deferred disposition, you must:
  • Appear on or before the appearance date on your citation.
  • Enter a plea of guilty or no contest.
  • Pay the deferred fees in full. In most cases the deferred fee is the standard fine amount including court costs. Do not use the online Internet payment system for payment of your deferred disposition/probationary fees.
  • Complete an application for deferred disposition.