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Deferred Disposition

DEFERRED DISPOSITION/PROBATION:
 

You are Eligible for Deferred Disposition IF:

•  You do not possess a CDL license (Commercial Driver's License).
•  You are not currently participating in a Deferred Disposition in the City of Willow Park.
•  You are not charged with speeding in excess of 25 mph over the speed limit.
•  You are not charged with a violation occurring in a construction zone if workers are present or you      are going 15 mph over the posted speed limit in a construction zone.
•  Does not involve alcohol in any manner under age 21 including public intoxication.
•  You have not already paid your fine which resulted in a final conviction in this case.
•  If you are under the age of 25 see below Deferred/Probation Conditions.
•  The court may grant deferred disposition on any matter not within the above guidelines, but the person charged must appear before the court to request it if they do meet any of the above guidelines.

A request for deferred disposition/probation must be submitted by mail or made in person at the court clerk's office within 21 calendar days of the offense. 

Deferred/Probation Conditions 

If your request for deferred disposition is granted length of probation and the terms and conditions of the probation are at the discretion of the Judge. You must call the Court at 817-441-7107 for the amount due along with the length and terms of the probation. Any conditions or terms required to successfully complete the deferral period will be provided to you in writing by the court. In addition, you will be required to read and sign the deferred disposition order acknowledging receipt of the information needed to satisfy your deferral terms. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 25 YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE ALONG WITH YOUR DEFERRED.

Citation Dismissal 

At the end of the deferral period, provided you have met all the conditions of your probation, the judge will dismiss your citation without a final disposition. Dismissal of the citation is not reported to the Department of Public Safety, and thus, the offenses are not recorded on your driving and/or criminal record. 

COST AND FEES: 

The state court costs and a deferred disposition fee will be due to the Court upon granting of a request for deferred disposition/probation. Because the cost and fees will vary according to the offense cited and the facts and circumstances of your case, you will need to contact the Court to learn the exact amount of the deferral fee owed for your citation(s). To determine the total amount owed, please contact the Municipal Court at 817-441-7107. 

FAILURE TO COMPLY: 

Show-Cause Docket
 
If you fail to comply with any conditions, you will be scheduled on the "show cause" docket and will have to appear in Court to discuss your case with the Judge. Your probation will not be automatically revoked. 

If You Do Not Appear


However, if you do not appear at this hearing, a final judgment of guilty will be entered. Without further notice a capias pro fine warrant for your arrest may be issued immediately. The guilty conviction will be reported to the Department of Public Safety and will appear on your driving and/or criminal record and may result in the assessment on your driver's license of a surcharge under the Driver Responsibility Program. Those under the age of 25 could have their licenses suspended by the state. 

Contact Us
If you have any questions, please contact the Municipal Court at 817-441-7107. 


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