Deferred Disposition

Requesting a Deferred Disposition

Deferred disposition (aka probation) is a process in which the judge requires the defendant to adhere to certain terms. Such requests are made in person in open court.


You will be required to pay a special expense fee and comply with the terms of the order of deferred disposition issued by the court. If at the end of your term, you are found to have complied with the order, the case will be dismissed. However, if you are found to have violated any of the terms of the probation, a judgment of conviction will be entered against you; you may be assessed a higher fine as a non-compliance fine.

Persons under the age of 25 who commit a moving violation must take a driving safety course as a condition of the deferred disposition. A holder of a commercial driver's license is not eligible for deferred disposition except for infractions that do not relate to motor vehicle control.

Deferred Disposition Disqualifications

  • If you hold a commercial driver license
  • Persons holding a provisional license (must appear in open court)
  • Persons who are cited for violations that occurred in a construction zone when workers are present
  • Persons who are involved in passing a school bus