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What can I do about this ticket?

  • Depending upon the citation and other factors, you may either pay the fine amount, or request a court appearance, probation, or defensive driving.
  • If this citation is for failing to display proof of insurance, expired registration, or other compliance issues, you may be able to have the citation dismissed by showing certain documents. Click HERE for information on compliance dismissals.

Can I take a Driving Safety Course?

About the Course
Note: Do not take the course before obtaining court approval.

If charged with a traffic offense under the Subtitle C, Transportation Code, a request may be made to take a driving safety course. This option will result in a dismissal once you have complied with all the terms.


You are eligible for a Driving Safety Course if:

  • You do not possess a Commercial driver’s license.
  • You have not completed a Driving Safety Course for ticket dismissal in the previous 12 months.
  • You have a valid Texas driver’s license or permit.
  • You have valid proof of insurance showing you as a covered driver.
  • Your violation was not in a construction / work zone with workers present.
  • Your citation was for a moving violation.
  • Your actual speed must be less than 25mph over the speed limit (if cited for speeding).

Application Process

Within 15 days from the date of offense, mail, or bring the five items listed below to the court and upon approval, the court will grant permission to take the course. If applying by mail, please wait to receive permission from the court before taking the course.

If you are eligible, you may sign up for a Driving Safety Course by sending the following five items to the court or appearing at the court on or before your appearance date:

  • A copy of your valid insurance showing you as a covered driver
  • A copy of your valid Texas driver’s license
  • Required fees: $144 (plus any costs to obtain driving record and purchase approved driving safety course)
  • The Driving Safety Course Affidavit Form
  • The Driving Safety Course Request Form

Upon Course Completion

You have 90 days to allow the driver to complete the course, receive a certified driving record copy from the Department of Public Safety and complete the course. Upon submission of your driving record and proof of course completion, the citation will be dismissed.

What Is deferred disposition?

Deferred disposition is up to six-months unsupervised probation. During the deferral period, you cannot receive another violation of the same nature. To qualify for deferred disposition, you cannot currently be on a deferred disposition program at this court or any other court. You cannot have completed a deferred disposition program in the last 12 months.

If you qualify, fill out an application for deferred disposition. You will be required to pay the applicable special expense fee and state costs at the time of the application.

If you would like to know what the total special expense fee and state costs will be prior to your coming into the office and completing an application, you may call 817.636.2783.

How can I clear a warrant?

If your citation is in warrant status, you may have the warrant cleared by one of the following:

  • Pay Online (Contact the Court Clerk to determine fine amounts)
  • Paying the fine amount in the form of money order, cashier check, MasterCard, or Visa
  • Posting an attorney bond
  • Posting a cash bond