Citation Dismissal Options

Applying For Dismissal

Adults may apply for a dismissal option by mail, in person at the Court Clerk's office or in open court. Juveniles may make the request only in open court. If you apply but do not qualify, the court will notify you of a court hearing.
Dismissal options are:

The judge may, in the judge's sole discretion, defer disposition on most cases. The holder of a commercial driver's license (CDL) is not eligible for deferred disposition on moving traffic violations. Costs must generally be paid when the court grants deferred. If you complete the required terms, the case is dismissed, and the court may impose a special expense fee not to exceed the maximum fine amount authorized by state law. The deferred period cannot exceed 180 days.

Download The Deferred Disposition Request Form Here

Deferred Disposition

Eligibility Guidelines:

You must not have had a deferred disposition in the Seagoville Municipal Court within the past 12 months.

You must have a valid Driver's License (not restricted to Texas).

You were not involved in an accident at the time of the offense.

Citations in excess of 25 mph or more over the posted speed limit or in excess of 95 mph are not eligible. Citations for offenses occurring in a construction or maintenance zone with workers present are not eligible.
Holders of Commercial Drivers licenses are not eligible for deferred disposition regardless of whether the person
was in a commercial vehicle or personal car (per sections 45.051(f) and 45.0511(s) of the Code of Criminal Procedure.)

If you are eligible and choose this option, you can either download the deferred disposition request form and return it by mail with the administrative fee within 15 days from the date of offense or request in person at the Court window.

You will be requested to:
  1. Enter a plea of guilty or no contest.
  2. Pay an administrative fee and remaining balance in 30 days. (Contact the court for the correct amount).
  3. Complete a 180-day probation period. Anyone 25 years and under must also take Defensive Driving Course as a condition of the Deferred Disposition Order for any moving violations.
  4. Enclose a copy of your driver's license and proof of insurance.
If you are not charged or convicted with any other offense in the 180-day period, the charge will be dismissed.