Deferred Disposition (Probation)
The court has the discretion to "defer" or postpone the disposition of your case and place you on probation for a specified period of time during which you must comply with certain terms and conditions. If you comply with those terms and conditions, the case is dismissed and no conviction is reported on your record.
You may request Deferred Disposition prior to the trial of your case. You must enter a plea of guilty or no contest, pay a special expense fee (usually equal to the amount of the fine), commit no other offenses during the probation period, and comply with any other terms and/or conditions of probation. Successful completion of Deferred Disposition will result in the dismissal of the citation. The special fee is due at the time the request is made. NOTE: If you hold a Commercial Driver's License (CDL), you are not eligible for Deferred Disposition.
You are eligible for Deferred Disposition if:
- You have not been granted Deferred Disposition in Lewisville within the past 12 months; and
- You are not currently on Deferred Disposition in some other jurisdiction.
By signing the Deferred Disposition Agreement, you are attesting that the above conditions are correct. False statements to the Court will be considered perjury and referred to the Denton County District Attorney's office for prosecution.