Deferred Disposition Request
Deferred Disposition is Probation. If you request deferred disposition, you will be on probation for six months.
You may request Deferred Disposition by mail or electronically through the court website if you are at least age 17 and do not have a commercial driver's license. If you were under the age of 17 at the time of the offense, you must appear in person at the court with a parent. If you have a commercial driver's license at the time of the offense or you now have a commercial driver's license or if your offense occurred in a construction maintenance work zone when workers were present, you are not eligible to request deferred disposition.
If you are eligible, you may request deferred disposition for most offenses. Please read the Eligibility Requirements. If you have any questions, please contact the court at 830-221-4180.
Instructions For Completing A Request For Deferred Disposition:
1. You are NOT eligible to request deferred disposition if:
• You HAVE a commercial driver’s license (CDL) on the date of request for deferred disposition or you HAD a CDL on the date and at the time of the offense.
• Your OFFENSE OCCURRED in a construction maintenance work zone when workers were present.
2. You are eligible to request deferred disposition by mail or electronically if:
• You are at least age 17 at the time of the violation. (If you were under age 17, you must appear in court with a parent.)
• You are NOT charged with any of the following violations (For these violations, you must appear in open court):
o Public Intoxication and you were under the age 21 at the time of the violation.
o Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
o Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor.
o Attempt to Purchase Alcohol by Minor.
o Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol by Minor.
o Misrepresentation of Age by Minor.
o Minor in Possession of Tobacco Product.
The court will grant deferred disposition putting you on probation for 180 days if you:
• Meet the eligibility requirements.
• Enter a plea of guilty or no contest and waive your right to a jury trial and your right to discovery.
• Submit a copy of your driver’s license or other identification.
• If your offense is Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility, you must submit a copy of valid insurance.
• Sign the deferred disposition form certifying that the information you are submitting is true and correct. Your signature means that you are agreeing to the terms of the deferred disposition.
• If you are requesting deferred disposition for multiple offenses, you must complete and submit a separate form for each offense.
• SUBMIT THE COMPLETED FORM ELECTRONICALLY OR BY MAIL (Not by Fax). If you are submitting the form electronically, it must be submitted no later than 3 days after the appearance date on your citation. If you are submitting the form by mail, the form must be mailed on or before your appearance date and received by the court within 10 working days from the date that the form was mailed.
• Payment of the court costs and fees must be made within 60 days of receiving the signed order granting the deferred disposition. You can pay the costs and fees by calling 1-800-444-1187 to make the payment. When you call, you must provide your name, citation number, and the amount that you owe and state that you are paying on the “non-integrated page.” You may also submit a check or money order payable to the City of New Braunfels that must be received by the court within the 60 day deadline for payment.
The Cost For Deferred Disposition will be $50 more than the amount of fine and costs currently set on your case. The Order will state the amount that you owe. PLEASE REVIEW YOUR ORDER WHEN YOU RECEIVE IT.
REQUIRED TERMS OF DEFERRED DISPOSITION FOR CERTAIN OFFENSES
• If your offense is for THEFT, you will be required to complete a theft prevention course.
• If your offense is for FAILURE TO MAINTAIN FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (valid insurance on your vehicle), you will be required to present proof of valid insurance at the time of the request and maintain valid insurance during the 180 days of your probation.
• If your offense is for POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, you will be required to complete a drug awareness course.
• If your offense is for NO DRIVER’S LICENSE or DRIVING WHILE LICENSE INVALID, you will be required to obtain a valid driver’s license or occupational license.
• If you are under age 25 and at least age 18 and charged with a traffic violation, you will be required to complete a driving safety course.
• If you are age 17 at the time the offense occurred and you are charged with a traffic violation, you will be required to re-take your driving test at the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Please review your Order when you receive it. The Order will show the required terms.
If you wish to plead not guilty and want a trial, do not use this form. You must put that request in writing and submit it to the court in person or by mail on or before your appearance date.
550 Landa Street New Braunfels, Tx 78130, tel. (830)221.4180, fax (830) 608.2148
To request Deferred Disposition Electronically, Click Here OR Print Deferred Disposition Form and Mail to the Court