Can I Request a Deferred Disposition?
Depending on your charge, you may be eligible to request a Deferred Disposition to keep the charge off your record.
The following timelines and fees will apply:
- Requests made BEFORE your court date will be granted for the price of the window fine + $25;
- Requests made AFTER your court date, but BEFORE a warrant is issued will be granted for a price of the window fine + $75; and
- Deferred Disposition will not be an option after a warrant has been issued.
To be eligible to request a Deferred Disposition you must meet the following requirements:
- You must possess a valid, non-commercial driver's license; and
- You must not have been granted a deferred disposition within 12 months of the date of request and/or you must not currently be on a deferred disposition in any other jurisdiction.
You will not be eligible for a Deferred Disposition if:
- You have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL);
- You are charged with speeding more than 30 miles per hour over the speed limit;
- You are charged with FMFR – Subsequent;
- You are charged with Passing a School Bus;
- You are charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident;
- You are charged with committing the offense in a Construction Zone with Workers Present; or
- You are charged with an offense that involves personal complaints, such as Theft or Assault.
You may request to take a Deferred Disposition in the following ways:
- Appear in the Court Office with your driver’s license anytime during regular business hours; or
- Print and complete a Deferred Disposition Request Form (PDF) send it by fax or email along with a copy of your driver’s license.
If you are granted a Deferred Disposition you will be placed on probation for a specified amount of time and with specific conditions:
- Moving Violations (Defendant is 25+ Years Old)
- 90-day Deferred Disposition and no traffic citations or convictions during the probation period;
- Moving Violations (Defendant is Under 25 Years Old)
- 90-day Deferred Disposition, no traffic citations or convictions during the probation period, and a 6-hour Driver’s Safety Course;
- Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility (1st Offense)
- 180-day Deferred Disposition and defendant must provide proof of continuous insurance coverage for the duration of the probation (you must provide a copy of your current auto insurance ID card when applying for a deferred disposition on this charge);
- Non-Moving Violations (With the Exception of Public Intoxication or Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia)
- 90-day Deferred Disposition and no non-traffic citations or convictions during the probation period; or
- Public Intoxication or Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia
- 180-day Deferred Disposition, no non-traffic citations or convictions during the probation period; and no blood draw or breath test refusals.