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Deferred Disposition
Overview
Deferred disposition is a way of having your citation dismissed after satisfactory completion of a probationary period during which no additional convictions are received, and after all requirements imposed in the deferred order are satisfied.

You may request this option either in person or by mail within 20 working days from the date your citation was issued.

Applying for Deferred Disposition
You must complete the Deferred Disposition Application. If you qualify, you will be required to pay any state cost and post a bond in an amount equal to the fine for the alleged offense at the time of the application.

The application form for Deferred Disposition is provided by the City of Allen online.

Driver Safety Course
If you are under the age of 25 and received a traffic violation you will be required by law to take a driver safety course as a term and condition of the deferred disposition. Based on your answers to the application, you may or may not be required to take a driver safety course as a term and condition of the deferred disposition.

Ineligibility
You are not eligible for deferred disposition if:
  • You do not have a valid driver’s license
  • You have a suspended license
  • You received a citation in a construction zone
  • You received your citation as a result of an accident
  • You have warrants, past due fines, or charges to which you have not responded in the City of Allen
  • You have been on deferred disposition anywhere within the last 12 from the dismissal date to this ticket date
  • You were speeding 30 miles per hour over the posted speed limit
  • You were speeding 20 miles per hour over the posted speed limit in a school zone
  • If your citation is for Fail to Maintain Liability Insurance, second or subsequent offense
  • You have a commercial driver’s license

Please note that you are not eligible for Deferred Disposition if any above apply.

Failure to Comply with the Order of Deferred Disposition
If you fail to comply with any of the requirements of the deferred order, your case will be set for a show cause hearing. A letter will be mailed to the latest known address on court records. There are no resets for a show cause hearing, except for an emergency that can be verified by a court supervisor.

Show Cause Hearing - Failure to Appear
If you fail to appear at the hearing, judgment will be entered. You will have 10 days from the hearing date to file an appropriate appeal bond. If an appeal bond is not filed with the court, the bond posted at the time deferred disposition was granted will be converted to pay the judgment entered. You may waive your hearing by signing the waiver on your show cause letter or by writing to the court to waive your show cause hearing. The bond will be converted and a conviction will result.

Attending the Hearing
Please note that appropriate attire is required in the courtroom. No shorts of any kind are permitted.

Contact Information
Municipal Court
Staff Directory
Municipal Court and Parks and Recreation Building
301 Century Parkway
Allen, Texas 75013

Phone: 214.509.4380
Fax: 214.509.4389

Hours:
Mon / Tue / Thu / Fri
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wed
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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